James Swanwick

The James Swanwick Show

The James Swanwick Show
The James Swanwick Show

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The James Swanwick Show teaches you the four pillars of living your best life, which are health, wealth, love, and happiness. Former SportsCenter anchor on ESPN, James Swanwick, brings you world-class mentors including millionaires, sexologists, relationship experts, retirement experts, financial planners, celebrity personal trainers, New York Times best-selling authors and nutritionists. www.jamesswanwick.com

Episodes

331: The Final Episode - Goodbye (For Now)

Dec 20, 2017 59:44

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Life is all about transitions. Things come and go, and nothing lasts forever. Sometimes we need to shift our focus to new things.

This podcast is no different, and so it’s time to say goodbye for now. This show has been a journey filled with a lot of lessons, wonderful reflections, and capturing amazing moments in time.

As my schedule has become busier and my business has begun to take off, I’ve decided to shift my focus - for a little while. I’ll be taking a break from the podcast and see how it goes. Perhaps it’ll come back in a few months, maybe it’ll be an entirely new show, or maybe this phase of life is over.

No matter what I want you to know that I appreciate your support as a listener, and I encourage you to stay in touch with me. Whether it’s through social media, a meeting in person, or an e-mail every now and then to say hi I’d love to hear from you.

On my final episode (for now) I reflect on what I’ve been learning lately. Not just in business, but also in life and personal relationships.

I’ve grown a lot over the last few months and spent the time to reflect on what things have been holding me back for years. I have a feeling you will relate, and hopefully improve yourself as well.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show today to hear all about how you, too, can start taking action today to improve all areas of your life.

Key Points

Swannie Sleep has grown massively and has meant James needs to spend more time on research. It’s time to switch to working on entrepreneurship and relationships. James just completed a landmark seminar, to help identify landmarks in his life. Humans assign meanings and stories around what’s happened in life. There is no good, there is no bad - things just happen. Recently James has realized that he’s been suffering from masculinity problems from stories he has created and his relationships has suffered. Take ownership, responsibility, and admit to yourself when problems come from you. We all tell ourselves lies on a daily basis - be a person of your word. Sometimes you really need to have those awkward conversations. A simple phone call can lead to the closure you need. Don’t be afraid to get professional help to identify areas in life you can grow in. Sometimes you need to pay for something in order to take action. It doesn’t matter what you know, it’s what you do. Life is ALL about action.

330: Chris and Eric Martinez: How to Avoid Burnout

Dec 13, 2017 46:23

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How many times do you feel like your brain is fried? Maybe your body is exhausted? In either case you feel like progress is just a struggle, and that’s the problem of burnout.

Burnout is a serious symptom we all deal with in life, and a lot of that stems from just doing too much and going too far.

The mind and body both need breaks. If you want to build muscle, you can’t if you keep destroying it with high intensity workouts. It needs time to rebuild.

If you keep working, researching, and trying to grow your business your brain will begin to fizzle and you’ll never get the chance to really absorb what you’ve been learning.

As a result, take the time to relax. Take breaks, mentally and physically, so you can go back into the game and really get everything in your life moving where you want it to go.

On this episode of The James Swanwick Show I talk to two fitness entrepreneurs, who are also identical twins, Eric and Chris Martinez. These two guys lost their father as teenagers, and it turned their life upside down. They were getting into trouble and acting out, and knew their life was going down the wrong road.

As a result they ended up moving to Los Angeles and starting over. They built an incredibly successful business and got incredibly fit at the same time.

They’ve joined us to give some amazing tips on how you can progress your mind, body, and business all at the same time without feeling like you have to sacrifice one for the other.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to learn how you can stay on top of the game mentally and physically.

Key Points

The Martinez Brothers lost their father in a car accident as teenagers. Deal with your problems and grieve, don’t try to power through it. The trend is to be an entrepreneur, but don’t know what it is. There is no big pay day, it’s a lifestyle. You need make time to let your mind relax. Don’t waste your time on Instagram, it doesn’t show the bad side. Take the time to reward yourself and enjoy the journey. Look at your long term lifestyle to develop a diet. High intensity training should be limited to a couple days of week, not every day. Walking a lot can be enough for the body. Listen to what your body is telling you. It’s possible to scale business, mindset, and physical health at the same time. There is no quick easy fix. Work on the six pack in the brain and the body. Know your breaking points.

 

Links:
Dynamic Duo Training

New Era of Fitness

Dynamic Duo’s Instagram

329: Richard Fletcher: How to Attract the Opposite Sex

Dec 6, 2017 38:28

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How many times do you find yourself using pick-up lines and feeling anxious about it? Do you feel like you’re exhausted from wearing a mask? Well chances are it’s time for you to move your game up, and be yourself.

One thing everyone wants in a partner is someone who is confident. That doesn’t mean you need to voice your opinion every chance you can, that just means you need to be comfortable being yourself. Own your opinions, but don’t push them.

If you feel like the conversation isn’t going anywhere, and you feel like you need to prove yourself or start talking about your dating “resume” as to why you are such a good guy, pause for a moment. Start talking about THEM.

If you get them talking about themselves, and really clarifying who they are, and what they want it will be so much more beneficial for everyone. They’ll feel heard, and you’ll learn if this relationship is right for you.

Most importantly, listen to the words behind the words. Don’t be afraid to dig in to who they are and what makes them tick.

On this episode of the James Swanwick Show, we are joined by Richard Fletcher. Richard lives in England, and is a relationship coach for men. He’s not about giving pick-up lines or teaching you how to put on a mask to land the girl of your dreams. Instead he helps you find the right person for you, and how you can find the perfect relationship that allows you to be you.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show if you are looking to stop playing the field, and start searching for the one.

Key Points

This episode is about how to get to a state of calm and be yourself on a date. We all have multiple personalities. It’s exhausting to try to be someone you’re normally not. You don’t need to be that amazing. Understand who your real self is. Think about what integrity you are looking for in someone. You do have to get your heart broken to discover what you want and don’t want. Being a leader means standing for what you want, not leading a group. There’s no need to go over your dating “resume”. Be genuinely interested in the other person on a date. Pay attention to the words behind the words. We all want to feel understood in a relationship.

Links

Richard’s YouTube

Richard’s Free Training

Richard’s Website: PowerfulMan.org

328: Alessandra Trovato: Which Healthy Foods Aren’t Really Healthy

Nov 22, 2017 49:10

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Is what you are eating making you sick?

Can you eat whatever you want and be fine?

There’s no doubt about it that food and nutrition is a very complicated subject. It seems like every week there’s a new diet or study showing that some new food is a super villain.

If you go online you read so many opinions, and facts that it can be very overwhelming.

It’s hard to know if gluten is good for you or bad. Are juices and smoothies really as bad as soda, or are they a cure all to those with diseases?

All of these answers are given by our special guest today, Alessandra Trovato.

Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/328


Alessandra was diagnosed with Celiac’s Disease, which is a rare autoimmune disorder caused by the protein gluten - which is found in many pastas and breads.

She’s now a nutritionist, and has become an expert on what food is truly healthy and what food is not. Even she admits the answers can be much more complicated than simple or yes or no, but luckily she answers a lot of questions about the myths of healthy foods.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to learn what food are actually healthy and what foods are not.

Key Points

Everything revolves around food. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder affected by gluten. When you eat gluten it slowly destroys the intestines. You can get a blood test to see if you have Celiacs Disease. Whole wheat and whole grain pasta is better for you. When you eliminate a food group your body forgets how to digest it. Be diligent when reading labels. If you don’t have to cut food out, you shouldn’t. Look back at what your ancestors used to eat. Always check the label on the back. Healthy is different for everybody. Juice is often as high in sugar as soda. Green juices are better, but avoid ones that contain Apple. You can only be sure what’s in your smoothies if you make them at home. A lot of dairy products can be high in fat.

Links:

Alessandra’s Instagram

Alessandra’s YouTube

Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/328

327: Faith Brewer: I Have Brain Cancer

Nov 13, 2017 21:21

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We all take life for granted. We push things off, and expect that we will have the time to do things later. But it’s possible that while you think you are healthy, and in reality you aren’t. One day you may think you are fine and the next find out you have a disease like cancer.

That’s exactly what happened to James’ lifelong friend, Faith Brewer.

One day Faith had an unexpected seizure that came out of nowhere. She was rushed to the hospital, and after runnings tests discovered that she had two brain tumors.

Unfortunately there is no cure for brain cancer.

Since her diagnosis Faith has found more appreciation for the world around her, and has discovered the importance of time. It’s no longer about putting things off, but doing things while she still can.

Faith has also decided to start speaking and giving awareness to this disease, which has been overshadowed by higher profiled cancers so there isn’t much money going to researching a cure.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show and hear Faith’s first steps towards raising awareness and what her personal story of finding out she has cancer.

Key Points

James’ friend since childhood was recently diagnosed with Brain Cancer. Faith was healthy until one day she has a seizure. She felt she needed to stay strong, recover, and move on for her children. There’s been a wide variety of reactions people have when they find out about her disease. It’s best when people are positive about the news. There is no cure for brain cancer. Faith has begun to value time and everything around her much more. It’s important to be aware of such diseases. Send James words of inspiration to share with Faith.

 

Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/327

326: Listener Gets Business Advice From James

Nov 8, 2017 48:09

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Are you interested in starting your own business? Many people are, and they often struggle trying to do it all themselves with no experience. This often times leads to people feeling overwhelmed and deflated, which causes them to put off taking action.

The truth is you don’t have to start from scratch. No matter where you live you can find people who are more knowledgeable than you, and more experienced than you. You just need to to seek them out.

One thing you can do is try to find a meetup in your area of other people who are in the same type of business you are. Chances are, no matter where you are, there is something going on close by. And if there isn’t, then take action. Start your own meetup and bring other people closer together.

There is nothing that will inspire you to talk action more than being surrounded by people who are also taking action. Learn from their mistakes, bounce ideas off of them, and don’t be afraid to be the dumbest person in the room. That’s how you know you’re in the right place and learning.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show James is joined again by his friend, and long time listener, James Harris. Harris asks questions about his new business he wants to start, and gets some solid advice on options he can take.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show today to learn more about how to start a successful business from the ground up.

Key Points

Swanwick is currently in Australia for business. Harrison trying to be an entrepreneur by himself. Little changes turn into large results later on. Your products need their own domains and social media handles. Build your personal brand. You can publish books one at a time instead of having to order in bulk. Try to make your products available world wide instead of regional. Find marketplaces where people are already going, don’t just create your own marketplace. Be surrounded by people more experienced than you. Have a wide array of friends. Find meetups for what you are interested in pursuing. If you can’t find meetups, create one. Procrastination is a killer of dreams. Always be proactive.

Links:

James Harris’ Instagram

Five Minute Journal

30 No Alcohol Challenge

CreateSpace

Freedom Fast Lane

Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/326

325: Amanda Bucci: How to Create a Lifestyle Business

Oct 30, 2017 44:15

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Many people want to go into business for themselves, but don’t know what they want to do. Selling physical products isn’t for everyone, but there’s always a chance you are already doing something that people are interested in.

Lots of people today are starting businesses just off the things they love to do. Some people are teaching other how to make art, do their makeup, how to improve their home, or even how to get into shape.

Venturing into one of these business models happens to some people by accident. Just sharing what they love, and what they are going through - which is key.

In business you want to share your story. You want to tell people about the good and the bad that you are going through. This makes people feel invested, and they develop an emotional connection. As long as you can do that, you can start a business.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show, James is joined by Amanda Bucci. Amanda fell into a lifestyle business just sharing her experience in fitness and weight loss. People were so obsessed they began demanding to know more, and she decided to take it seriously and turn it into her job.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show now and learn what it takes to make a successful lifestyle business.

Key Points

Share your journey. Storytelling is crucial in business and relationships. Don’t just share the good, share the bad as well. When you start, work from the inside out. Make sure you are clear on who you are and what you want to say. Identify who your ideal clients are. Don’t ever feel like you are selling out. It’s ok to mature and evolve. If something doesn’t feel right, don’t be afraid to throw it away and start over. It’s good to have a solid schedule every day. You can change your habits slowly over time. Movement makes you feel much better. If you’re tired, consider your hydration. Audit yourself after you eat. The best way to learn is to teach

Links:

Two words to get any guy’s attention video.

Lewis Howes Mask Masculinity?

Power of When

Flux

Bucci Radio

Amanda’s Instagram

Amanda’s YouTube

Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/325

324: Ryan Moran: How to Sell a Business for 8 Figures

Oct 23, 2017 57:02

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Starting a business is no easy game. Are first it’s just you, or maybe a really small team. As your figures grow so does your team.

There comes a point in every business when it becomes more about growing your team and finding the right business than it is about actually running a business.

One of the things you need to keep in mind when growing your team is to always bring on someone who is better than you. You don’t want to find someone you need to train, you want them to be ready to hit the ground running and grow your business in ways you didn’t expect.

If you’re wondering when is the right time to bring on a new team member, as yourself this:

Is you business still growing or has it plateaued?

When your company is still growing, that means you are on the right track. If the answer is that it’s plateaued, that’s a sign you need to bring someone else onto the team.

On this episode of the James Swanwick Show, James interviews Ryan Moran. Ryan just sold his business for 8 figures, and is on track to have a 9 figure business. Ryan has been training and coaching entrepreneurs for years, in fact James credits Ryan as being the reason he found his current success.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show and learn how you too can start building an 8 figure business from the ground up.

Key Points

Identify where buyers and potential buyers are hanging out. Sell physical products people want and consume. Having a second product will increase the sales of the first product increase. When you start go all in one one thing. Don’t diversify too quickly. If you bring on a new team member, make sure they are better than you at something. When you are established it because more about who you know. When you hit a plateau you are missing a person in your life. Know what your singular skill is.

 

Links:

Capitalism Conference

Freedom Fast Lane Podcast

Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/324

323: How to Sell Physical Products on Amazon

Oct 21, 2017 18:51

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In 2015 James Swanwick started listening to a podcast that changed his life. He decided to take action and change his life. He did this by investing. Not in stocks, bonds, or real estate, but by investing in himself.

James had certainly been mentored and coached for free, but the information didn’t have much meaning. It wasn’t until he actually had skin in the game and put money into himself that he finally felt the drive and need to take action. He needed that return on his investment, and it drove him into success.

Since then James has sold over 25 million dollars worth of products. He’s also started his own business, selling his own products, and makes 8 figures a month selling on Amazon.

If you’ve been wanting take the leap into actually becoming a full time entrepreneur, James shares the program that literally changed his life. If you’ve been looking for the final push to get into running your own business and changing your quality of life, this is your chance.

This program is not run by James, but it is the program that made his dreams of success a reality. To encourage you to take action and start selling, James is throwing in a bonus offer. If you sign up for the program and e-mail him a photo of your receipt James will take the time to  personally coach you.

To give you the scale of what a major bonus this is, his usual rates for coaching is $1,000 per hour.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show today and hear how you can finally take control of your life and get to where you want to be by selling products online through Amazon.

Key Points

Find other people to show the way. When you pay for coaching, you pay for attention. If you send a receipt of the program to James he will give you free coaching. After getting coaching and training James was able to sell over 25 million dollars worth of products. Currently James is making six figures a month from selling on Amazon. James is willing to give free training and consultation, which usually costs $1,000 a month. This offer closes October 26th, 2017. Training will give you a step by step blueprint to sell products. By signing up you’ll be ready to start selling and making money within 30 days.

Links:

JamesSwanwick.com/Amazon

Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/323

322: Gabriel Evan Torres: My Interview on the Most Awesome Company Podcast

Oct 9, 2017 55:39

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While on the road of life we all know it’s important to grab onto opportunities. One thing we overlook is the importance of giving opportunities, and helping others.

When we have the chance we should take a moment to help those that are up and coming, and where we were only a short time ago.

That’s exactly what James did while on his travels to New York. A young man by the name of Gabriel Evan Torres came up to James while he was talking at a Tai Lopez event, and said he wanted to start his own podcast. He asked James to be a guest, and James gladly said yes.

On this episode we learn more about James from an interview standpoint. Gabriel asks James about the design of the Swannies, his thoughts on relationships, and the important things in life.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to hear a side of James you haven’t heard before.

Key Points

When James stays in one place for too long he becomes depressed. If you have an itch, you have to scratch it. Not everybody needs to be in a romantic relationship to feel fulfilled. It’s important to explore and understand yourself. People are living longer, staying single longer, and getting married later. James wanted to make sure Swannies didn’t make people look douchey. As a kid James and his brother would pretend to be a news anchor. Life is what you make it, so go out and make it happen. Your childhood years really shapes your entire adulthood. Bullying can increase cortisol, causing weight gain and problems with stress, anxiety, and depression. Studies have shown that you can change your DNA. You have to exercise your brain just as much as you do your body. If you only focus on you, you’re going to be unhappy. Knowledge isn’t power, applied knowledge is power.

 

Links:

Most Awesome Company Podcast (Coming Soon)

How I bluffed ESPN

Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/322

321: Alex Charfen: What Is Your Entrepreneurial Personality Type?

Oct 2, 2017 52:43

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Our society puts pressures on us all the time. We are told that if we don’t have a wife and children by a certain age we aren’t normal. We are told if we suffer from depression we aren’t normal.

The truth is that the most influential people in history weren’t “normal”. In fact they went against the norm, and were outcasts of society. Today we celebrate theirs lives, accomplishments, and attributes to the world.

People like Galileo, Van Gogh, Isaac Newton. They all had a certain personality type that wasn’t what society wanted, but what the world needed.

On this episode of the James Swanwick Show we are joined by Alex Charfen, host of the Momentum Podcast and author of Entrepreneurial Personality Type. He explains what personality type is required to be a successful entrepreneur and what you need to do to get the momentum you need to finally fill fulfilled.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show right now to learn if you’re really meant to be the entrepreneur you think you are, and if so how to take action.

Key Points

Caretakers feel like helping someone with changing a bed pan can be fulfilling. Communicators like to have small talk. Communicators will talk about anything. Coordinators love rules, fine print, and regulations. Evolutionary hunters create a new future reality and look for change. Someone has shown up in the world with in a much worse circumstance than you and still managed to change the world. Entrepreneurs live for momentum. Trust that a net will appear when you step off the cliff. ETPs become depressed when they are constrained. When you are diagnosed with something, that’s a badge of honor. Society pressures aren’t always right. Anyone who changed the world didn’t give in to society’s pressures.

Links:

Free Momentum Book

The Momentum Podcast

Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/321

320: Peter FitzSimons: How Quitting Alcohol Made My Life Great

Sep 25, 2017 29:38

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Alcohol is a strong substance that can lead to a fun night with friends and help you relax, but a lot of people don’t know when to stop. There are a lot of people out there who wouldn’t identify themselves as an alcoholic because they don’t have a need to drink, but once they start they just can’t stop.

Moderation is a fine idea, yet so many people can’t drink in moderation. There are many of us out there that have a sip of wine and it turns into two bottles. A glass of beer can quickly turn into pitchers, and for people like that moderation isn’t an option.

There’s a saying that alcohol can lead to a good time, but being sober can lead to a great time.

You don’t need an excuse to have fun with your friends, and in the end memories can only happen if you remember what happened.

I also feel I have to mention all of the negative effects of alcohol. Not only does it cause problems to your organs, like liver problems and heart disease, but it also can cause weight problems.

Doctors say four glasses of beer is equal to eating a Big Mac. When you’re at a bar, you typically eat fried food. So in the end you’re basically eating garbage and washing it down with even more.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show we are joined by fellow Australian Peter FitzSimons, who shares his experience in quitting drinking. His life massively transformed once he put down the bottle. His relationship with his family improved, his productivity in work went way up, and he lost nearly 100 lbs!

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show today to hear about how quitting Alcohol can improve every aspect of life.

Key Points

Most people celebrate by drinking. People who drink too much forget what it’s like to wake up clear headed. One bottle of wine, or four beers, is equal to a big mac. When you give up drinking, the hardest part is the first few weeks. You can live a happier and healthier life if you give up on drinking. Moderation doesn’t work for some people. Peter lost 94 pounds just by giving up alcohol. Alcohol affects your emotional reasoning. It doesn’t take long for your body to get back to normal. Links:
Peter’s Book Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/320

319: Postcard From New York pt 2

Sep 18, 2017 53:45

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As cliche as it sounds, life really is short. Anything you want to do, you have to do now. If you wait to do something you’ll miss your chance, and end up regretting it.

If you want to start a business, start a business. If you want to move somewhere, move there. Don’t let anything hold you back, especially not fear. Nothing ever goes perfectly smooth in the beginning, but you need to keep trying.

On this episode of the James Swanwick Show, James records on his birthday from New York City. We receive an update on what’s been moving along, and James reflects on how much life has changed over the last ten year.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show today to learn about James’ adventure and what he’s been learning along the way.

Key Points

A company reached out to James that works with QVC. When James met with them, they instantly wanted his glasses. James was no longer pitching, the agents he met with started pitching him. If James doesn’t go directly to QVC he will make less, but has to work harder to get on the channel. Swanwick is debating on taking a net 45 deal. Worst case scenario, James only sells 500 units. Best case scenario QVC buys tens of thousands of units and turns Swannies into a much larger company, gives them a lot of exposure and connections. James is planning on focusing on PR. In 2004-2010 James was a film journalist and often went to the Toronto FIlm Festival. When you aren’t healthy you won’t be as happy as you could be. The best time to do anything is now. The breakthrough happens after you pick yourself up and start again. Don’t sweat the small stuff, because everything is the small stuff. Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/319

318: Thai Neave: What Death Taught Me About Life

Sep 11, 2017 01:18:57

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There are only two guarantees in life: life and death. Everything in the middle is uncertain, yet we ignore this thing we all have to experience. Death is something we turn a blind eye to and people generally shy away from the topic.

Ultimately we should embrace it. We should be ready for it. Not just our own death, but the death of loved ones around us. Watching those we love pass on isn’t a pleasant experience, and it’s often a slow process we should be a part of.

On this episode of Thai Neave discusses the recent loss of his mother, who passed away from breast cancer recently. He tells his story of how he dropped everything in his life and shifted gears in order to help his mother during her final time of need.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to get an inside glimpse of what it’s like to take care of someone you love that is slowly dying.

Key Points

James’ friend Thai recently lost his mother to breast cancer. Our culture shoves death aside. Many people ignore their instincts because they are too busy. Thai went back to Sydney and ended up losing two people very dear to him. Stage four is the highest grading of cancer and has spread. There’s no cure for stage 4, and no way to beat it. Cancer is like a boa constrictor slowly consuming its prey. People with cancer typically get lethargic and lose weight. When people see someone with a shaved head, they define them as a cancer patient. Cancer is ugly, but people’s spirits are where true beauty lies. Taking care of someone is not putting your life on hold. To give feels so good. At the end of the day, how we feel is all that matters. One way or another you’re going to have a story to tell. Hope can be a prison, as you’re not facing the future. We can always give more. Being selfless is the greatest gift we can give ourselves. You can do sets and reps with your intuition. The entire world will always continue to move on. It’s important to embrace your feelings when dealing with death. The more fluid you are, the less suffering you will have. Don’t give people words, give them actions. True courage requires exposure, and exposure requires vulnerability.

Links:

ThaiNeave@gmail.com

Thai’s Instagram
Thai’s Twitter

Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/318

317: Postcard from New York

Aug 30, 2017 55:05

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New York is known as the city that never sleeps. As it turns out it’s also the city of proper planning. James and his friends spent the night of the Mayweather-Mcgregor fight searching around the city for a place to watch this year’s biggest sporting event.

James had some quick thinking, and used the power of the internet in order to land a great sport to watch the fight - just in time.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show James records from the streets of New York to tell you all about his adventures. He reflects on time out with his friends, and his history in the city - including the time he met his all time here (Jon Bon Jovi) on his birthday!

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to hear more about how James’ adventures are going and what his next steps are as he searches for his new home in the world.

Key Points

It’s possible to save money using credit card reward points when you travel. James’ goal is to not spend a dollar on hotels this year. There was a long journey to watch the fight in New York. When James is bored, he does a google search on Bon Jovi news. James interviewed Bon Jovi on his birthday in 2010. Changing temperature from hot to cold can help reduce inflammation and waste products. Suffer in silence. Men have to do an activity in order to catch up. Women can catch up by sitting and talking. Take the time to focus on one thing, and don’t be distracted by your phone or internet. Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/317

316: Postcard from San Francisco

Aug 23, 2017 48:32

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James joins us live again from the road. This time he’s recording from the San Francisco airport, and annoying the people around him just to bring us this episode.

Recently James has been doing a lot of traveling, and being recognized all along the way. He seems to be well known in the city of Austin, even being recognized while enjoying dinner with friends.

This episode James reflects on his travels, where is company will go, and looks forward to the future of the Swanny Sleep business.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to hear more about James’ adventures and see how it can equate to your life and where you want to be.

Key Points

James was recognized a lot more in Austin than in most place. Austin is less spread out than LA, so it’s more likely he would be noticed. Eating at healthier restaurants also increased the chances that he would be noticed by a fan. Proximity is power. Force yourself to be around the kind of people you want to be. James was recently in San Diego visiting a friend, Jeremy. James is considering carrying even more sleep products. You can’t judge a book by it’s cover, James met someone in sandals and a hoodie that just sold a company for over $200 million. When you’re around someone of importance you have to find a balance of being curious, but not looking too ignorant. Facebook has a setting to see what friends are near you. Are you a spontaneous person, or do you need to plan things out? Always be aware of your surroundings, and be courteous to others nearby. You can use credit cards for your business and get a lot more points and perks. It can be a great experience to be a guest in someone’s home. Some people need a home base, others have wanderlust and are more productive when they keep moving. Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/316

315: Postcard from Austin, Texas

Aug 10, 2017 54:34

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When you’re traveling, it’s easy to be taken advantage of and ripped off. People spot a tourist and know ways to get an extra buck out of them. For example, James was in Las Vegas and a local taxi could tell he wasn’t from around there and took him the “long way”. A $15 taxi ride quickly turned into $35, and James was unaware until the next day.

The good news is that traveling can also be amazing! James has been continuing his adventure as he travels and grows his company: Swannies. He went from a networking event in Tampa to a mattress convention in Las Vegas.

It’s amazing how learning about something new can go from interesting to tedious in a couple of days, but the good news is you may soon be able to get a new mattress from Swannies that will help you sleep better each night!

James continued his journey to Austin, where we find him in this episode. He’s been sharing great times with his friends, and planning where his journey will take him next.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to hear fascinating tales of travel, and insider tips on growing a business from someone in the process of expanding.

Key Points

When you go to Las Vegas, make sure they don’t take you the long way. You get what you pay for, if you buy a cheap room it’s not going to be a pleasant stay. It’s important to do your due diligence, or else customers will turn away from your brand. James is going to be on the Home Shopping Network for Swannies. It’s important to have some friends in the same field as your business. You can use a selfie stick to make new friends. It’s important to take breaks when working so you don’t burn out. If you’re in business try to get customers on recurring payments, and subscriptions to products.

Links:
Freedom Fastlane

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314: Postcard from Tampa, Florida

Aug 2, 2017 56:04

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There’s an old expression: “It takes money to make money.” It’s absolutely true.

Over the last few weeks James has been traveling to various conventions and networking events in order to make progress in his Swannies business. James has spent thousands upon thousands of dollars to attend these events - and it’s paid off.

In this time James has gotten amazing advice from some of the biggest people in the industry. He’s had feedback the most successful marketers and biggest resale companies in the world. It wouldn’t have happened if James hadn’t done two things.

1) Invest in himself

Most people would look at spending thousands of dollars just to hear people talk and meet a few strangers as a waste. If James hadn’t spent the money on airlines, hotels, and tickets to events he wouldn’t have had face to face conversations with people from companies like Bed Bath & Beyond and CVS.

Making one sale with these companies would easily pay for all of his expenses, and grow the company massively. It’s important to look at the long term investment. So many people shy away from the short term investment and end up losing so much money in the long run.

2) Being humble

We all have a moment to shine. We will all get out chance to brag, but that should never stand in the way of getting advice. James saw an opportunity to not look like a big shot in exchange for feedback from the event attendees. He was invited to tell marketers at one of the world’s largest events all about the problems in his company. Most people would be afraid to let their guard down, and James was nervous, but felt the need to do it.

It paid off. James was able to spend one minute telling about his pitfalls and opening up to a large audience. From this he received 28 suggestions on how to make his company better. He also no longer had to network one by one, hunting people down and explaining himself and his business a thousand times. People were now hunting down James, desperately looking to give him advice.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to hear about James’ adventures and learn what growing a business is really all about.

Key Points

ClickBank is where the world’s most successful online marketers sell their products. You can also become an affiliate and get a commision on other people’s products. Affiliate programs are great ways to make money without creating your own products. If you sell your products with an affiliate, you have to give them a cut but you gain more customers for future sales. All-inclusive resorts means you don’t have to pay at restaurants. You just show up, order, eat, and leave. Sightseeing can be a great way to bond with other business people. If you make a good connection and people speak well of you, it can have a positive influence in your life even years later. Don’t be afraid to welcome constructive criticism, it can help you more that you could ever imagine. One minute of opening up to problems lead to 28 suggestions for improvements in James’ company. Everyone gets shy and nervous about speaking, you can’t let it hold you back. When you have the microphone, you have the power - seize the opportunity. Try to create goodwill and introduce people who can help each other. Rejection can give you the best feedback, don’t get disheartened. Don’t be afraid to fail. It’s always best to make a connection through your network rather than cold contact someone. All it takes is one yes to be off to the races. You need to enjoy the grind and look forward to the bigger picture at the end. You have to handle your mistakes in a professional manner, no matter what your business is. Make a point to thank people when they do a good job and provide good service. James is testing a Social Media hiatus, hear how it goes on the next episode!

Links:

Buy this book.com (After you buy it, leave a review mentioning James!)

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313: You Don’t Know As Much As You Think You Do

Jul 24, 2017 45:28

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It’s important to continue learning - constantly. You can’t stop, or else you will be left behind. There will always be someone who knows more than you, new trends and technology coming into play, and you can quickly be left behind.

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steve Jobs, and the Dalai Llama are all people from different walks of life who know/knew the importance of continual growth. The world will leave you behind, and it can’t be stressed enough that you need to keep educating yourself.

 

Recently James attended a seminar where he was a guest speaker. He was talked up by the people running the event, told what a success and great business man he is, and left the entire audience with the impression that he is some kind of business super hero. At one point in the seminar, the crowd was asked to share any problems they may be facing in their business.

 

Most people in James’ position would play a big shot and keep their mouth shut. James knows the importance of being humble and taking advantage of an opportunity when he has the chance, so he raised his hand to share what was going on in his business. As a result he was able to learn more from the combined minds of the entire room than he possibly could have on his own. This also lead James to new connections and a higher appreciation from his audience.

 

People want to see your vulnerable side, and they want to be a part of your solutions. You can’t let the ego get in the way, and you have to remember that you are never too big or successful to keep learning.

 

On this episode of the James Swanwick show, James shares his experiences from traveling around the world and attending various events. He gives you an inside glimpse of what it’s like to be both a mentor and a student at the same time.

 

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to hear about his adventures around dozens of locations over the last few weeks.

 

Key Points

Even as a mentor and teacher it’s important to keep learning and being a student. Don’t be afraid to express vulnerability. It’s ok to feel like the dumbest person in the room, it means you’re growing. The most successful people are those that are always learning. At seminars there are always people who know more than you and are willing to share with you. Change occurs in the presence of other people. It can be comforting to change your life’s pace by being in a new place. Double down on what makes you happy.

 

Links:

The Power of Habit

James’ Instagram

James’ Snapchat

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Cole Hatter: Use Your Powers for Good

Jul 12, 2017 50:52

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So many times people make their dreams come true and then they feel lost. It’s something we see a lot with astronauts, who spend their whole life training and working toward their goals of making it to space. When they make it they are left asking themselves, “Now what?” Believe it or not, this is a problem that many entrepreneurs have to deal with. We can spend all over our energy trying to get that mansion, the sports car, and the million dollars in the bank. Then what?

The key to ongoing emotional success in your business is to make sure business has purpose and gives back to the world. That way your life and business always has purpose, and a reason to keep building. There are a few ways you can do this. The first is to give away product to a charity that aligns with your brand. A perfect example of this is the company Toms, which is known for giving away a shoe every time a shoe is purchased.

If you can’t afford to give away an entire product, you can raise your price a little bit and give that extra money you make away to a charity or organization with benefits that align with your products. Lastly, if you want to give back you can hire on people who wouldn’t normally be able to find work easily. For example, there are local grocery stores here in Los Angeles that hires the homeless to help stock and work as cashiers.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show we are joined by the incredibly successful entrepreneur, Cole Hatter. Cole shares his amazing stories about how he cheated death twice within two months and decided to dedicate his life to doing great things with the money he makes.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to hear how you can use your business to make a big impact on the world.

Key Points

Everyone’s goal is to be comfortable as quickly as possible. A lot of entrepreneurs feel misplaced after a certain point. It’s important to build a business that has a purpose and significance. You’re only a failure if you don’t get a life lesson. The most successful people are the most receptive. If you can’t afford a personal mentor, mentor from people through their literature. Age has nothing to do with knowledge. Always be humble in your learning. More and more companies build a business model that helps people. You can increase your profits in order to be able to give away a product. You can give away money for each sale you make. Employing people who need a chances can create purpose. Find a benefit that is on brand. Design dream life, then build a business that supports that. Create truths and morals to make a filter to what you want.



Links:

Cole’s Website

Cole’s Twitter

Thrive

Cole's free Video Series

Book - Simple Number Big Profits

 

 

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311: How to Work with the People of Your Dreams

Jul 5, 2017 56:12

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Are there people in this world you’re dying to meet? People you really admire, and want to be a part of their team? The key to making these connections isn’t telling them how great they are, or what you want from them. Chances are they are surrounded by people who do that every day. You really need to stand out from the crowd, and it’s easier than you think.

To get the attention of people you respect, you need to show them how you can add value to them. That doesn’t mean brag about the things you done, it means show them what you can do to help them. Notice I said show, not tell. You’d be amazed at how much attention you can get by taking a little extra time out of your day and use your skills to provide a sample of what you can do for them.

It may seem like a waste of time to do something for free, and there’s always a chance nothing will come of it. If you think sacrificing a little bit of your time to prove your value is a waste, that mentality if only going to keep you from reaching the top.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show we are joined by a long time listener, Atticus Radley and his friend Ben Albert. Atticus reached out to provide James help with his social media and gave examples of what they can do. It’s now bloomed into a personal and professional relationship that wouldn’t have existed without Atticus proving his value.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to hear more about how you can successfully reach out to the people you want in your life. 

Key Points

When you write an e-mail try to provide as much value as you can while asking for as little as you can. Take the time to research the people you are reaching out to. Embrace criticism and complaints, that’s where you learn the most. Stop sending in job applications and start sending in value. You want to give your customers free content and value. People can value things more when there’s a fear of missing out. People prefer benefits over features. You have to speak the language of your audience. You HAVE to be genuine and honest with your customers. People can smell BS.

 

Links:

Atticus’ Instagram  

Ben’s Instagram

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310: Brad De Comarmond: Do you suffer from decision fatigue?

Jun 26, 2017 38:08

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Do you ever feel drained because you don’t know what to do? Are there too many decisions to make? It’s not always a lot of decisions about one thing, sometimes it can a bunch of things that only have a couple of choices. Decisions use up glucose in the brain, and too many can leave you exhausted. That’s why people like Mark Zuckerberg wear the same color shirt every day, to minimize this problem.

On this episode James interviews Brad De Comarmond about the phenomenon known as decision fatigue, what it’s really like living in LA, and the importance of interacting with others without having expectations of anything in return.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to hear what you can do to overcome this problem and where you can find help.

Key Points

No matter what decisions we make we will mess up somewhere. It’s possible to have too many options, it can drain you. Some people are more content with a simpler, straightforward, life. Whenever you meet someone enjoy the moment, and whatever connection you have. Don’t be selfish when you interact with people. We are conditioned to believe more successful people have more educated, but that’s not always true. You can’t judge a book by it’s cover. It’s important to be around people that inspire you.

Links:

Brad’s Instagram

InnerHour.com

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309: Doc Parsley: Sleep is Making You Fat, Stressed, and Ruining Your Sex Life

Jun 23, 2017 34:24

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Do you stay up late at night to get more work done, then get up early to get your day started? Are you trying to get the most out of your life by sleeping less and taking full advantage of the day? In reality, you’re doing a lot more harm than good by not getting a good night’s rest.

Studies have shown that being sleep deprived has the same effects on a person as drinking alcohol. You wouldn’t be drunk at work, would you? Then why would you go to work sleep deprived? Chances are you’re saying you can work just fine without sleep. Have you ever noticed that’s the same thing someone says when they’ve had too many drinks? They don’t notice how bad the impact is, and neither do you.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show, the incredibly knowledgeable Doc Parsley gives his insights on the show. You may be surprised to find that even if  you think you’re getting enough sleep, you may not be. Those sleeping pills may be making it worse by knocking you out, and not putting you into a proper REM cycle.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to hear more about how you can start sleeping better, be more productive, and start taking control of your life again.

Key Points Sleep deprivation started around the time of the industrial revolution. You need sleep to have a good life. When you work it it makes your body weaker, it’s the rest periods when it becomes stronger. The mind works the same way, and needs the rest to become stronger. You may practice  speech or piece of knowledge during the day, but get better at it when you sleep. When you sacrifice sleep you may increase the quantity of hours in your life, but you lose a LOT of quality. Sleep deprivation is the equivalent of trying to cure your anxiety from being an entrepreneur by being drunk all day. Studies have shown sleep deprivation is the equivalent of having too much to drink. Like someone who is drunk will say they aren’t, someone who is sleep deprived will argue it as well. We evolved to use the sun as a guide to wake up and sleep. Stress hormones are what keep us awake. You need to start getting ready for bed hours before going to sleep. In the morning get as much sunlight as you can to activate your circadian rhythm. At night limit as much blue light exposure as you can to simulate night. People often use way too much Melatonin to try and sleep. Taking Melatonin can reduce the receptors in your brain, making natural production less effective. When you are under the influence of sleeping drugs you aren’t sleeping, you’re just unconscious. Links:

Doc Parsley’s Website

Doc Parsley’s Sleep Remedy

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308: Eli Wilhide: Why Pay for What You Can Get for Free?

Jun 21, 2017 36:55

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Do you wonder why people spend hundred, thousands, or even tens of thousands of dollars on information they can get for free or from a book? Sometimes it seems crazy to think someone would spend that much when they don’t really have to. The reason is because you will get better results if you invest in yourself.

Years ago I would read every book and website I could find about being an entrepreneur and starting my own business. Nothing happened. Not until one day I went to a talk Tai Lopez was giving and decided to invest $25,000 into his program. That wasn’t in investment just in Tai’s program, but also into myself. How much harder are you going to work if you have a $20 book on the line versus $25,000 in hard cash?

One this episode of the James Swanwick show, I interview long time friend Eli Wilde about his work with the famous Tony Robbin and the importance of investing in yourself. Sometimes it’s not about the money, but about the push you need to finally get the success you want and deserve.

 

Key Points

Information is becoming free, but experiences are not. If you don’t have the resources, be resourceful. The investment is the transformation you need. How good does it feel to bet on yourself? If you don’t have skin in the game, you won’t really pay attention. We have more money coming in, or access to more money, than we realize. Doing something on your own can take a decade more than if you have a coach. Our minds always want to focus on what’s bad, so think about what’s great. As students it’s our responsibility to be even better than our teachers.

Links:

Eli’s Twitter

Eli’s Facebook

Eli’s Website

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307: Less Talk and More Action

Jun 19, 2017 20:53

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Have you made goals you that just sit in the back of your mind? Ever say you wanted to lose weight, move to a new city, or finally start that business? Your dreams will never come true if they just sit on a to do list. You need to move them from a list and put them on your calendar so you have a deadline to finally take action.

You need to talk less and talk more action. It’s easy for any of us to learn something new, think we have a solid plan for making something happen, then sit around and do nothing. What you need to do is apply the knowledge you have and get the ball rolling on your goals. Nothing great has ever come from someone sitting on the couch thinking about what they want to do in life.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to hear more insight on how you can finally start your endeavors.

 

Key Points

Most people talk a good game but never take action. It’s always impressive when someone says they will do something and six months later have achieved their goals. Until James put his goal on moving on his calendar, it wasn’t happening. You need to embrace the unknown, not be afraid of it. People feel good in the moment when the learn something new, but rarely incorporate the knowledge into their life. Even if you have a plan and blue print, things won’t happen if you won’t do it. Knowledge is not power, applied knowledge is power. Get it off your to do list and onto your calendar. If you want to do something, get the ball rolling NOW! Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/307

306: Michael Trainer: Enhance Your Cognitive Ability Through Diet and Lifestyle

Jun 16, 2017 50:44

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We all have had a loved one we have seen slip away. As dementia and Alzheimer’s disease kicks in their brain deteriorates and they lose their identity. That doesn’t have to be your future. You can do simple things to change your lifestyle and diet to prevent these degenerative diseases.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show we are joined by Michael trained who teamed up with the Dalai Lama to create Peak Mind. He discusses ways you can keep your brain healthy and keep your mind from slipping away. There’s no reason you can’t have the same sharp memory when you’re 80 as you did when you were 20. 

Download this episode of the James Swanwick to learn how you can protect your way of life.

 

Key Points

Our brains are our identity, and we need to protect it. We are surrounded by toxins and foods that can degrade our brains. You can increase your cognitive abilities through diet and exercise. Dementia and diabetes are becoming a global epidemic. A deep quality REM sleep is important for brain repair. Pesticides in foods are affecting our brains. Processed foods are bad for our brains. Perpetual stress has long term consequences. Sugar and carbs should be avoided. Aspartame and artificial sweeteners are bad. Obesity can cause your body to retain more toxins. Sugars cause chronic inflammation in your body, which can result in dementia.

Links:

Michael’s Website

Michael’s Twitter

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305: Connor Beaton: Communication Strategies for Romantic Relationships

Jun 14, 2017 52:06

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Do you feel like you have a hard time in your relationships? Are you in a relationship now but things just aren’t quite working right, even though you love each other? There are a lot of areas where a relationship may break down and chances are you’re both at fault. Having a love life isn’t easy, and we often times treat personal lives different than any other aspect of our lives.

Some people bottle up their emotions, and don’t let their partner know how they feel. Other people may listen to their partner’s problems and try to fix them, when all the partner wants is a sympathetic ear. There’s lots of ways our communication may break down without us even realizing it.

On this episode of the James Swanwick Show, James interviews relationship expert Connor Beaten. Connor will explore the many ways people lose control of their love life and ways you can start making changes now to ensure happy relationships.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick Show to see how to put your relationships on the right path..

Key Points The key to a successful long distance relationship is communication. Relationships can be a conduit for our greatest growth. Trying to be the “nice guy” can lead to communication problems. You can’t create contracts in your head and not communicate them. People buy into societal norms and need to explore their own future. You need to know and express your non-negotiables. You need to ask for permission in a conversation, not make a definitive stance. Guys are always listening with a filter of, “What’s the point?” Don’t try to solve your girlfriends problem. Listen and sympathize with the problem. Be an active listener with your partner. Ask questions. Give validation and permission to feel that way. You need to be ok with being wrong. Set your priorities properly. Approach your relationship like you would your career. We give love the way that we want to receive it. Everyone wants to be loved differently. Anger is implosive or explosive. Links:

Man Talks

Connor’s Website

Connor’s Twitter

Connor’s Instagram

 

Book: The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

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304: Evan Tardy: How to Grow a Business From Nothing to $100 Million in 7 Years

Jun 12, 2017 01:16:00

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Are you struggling with your business and don’t feel like you can get over a hump? Are you stuck making a certain amount of money but want to see growth? Ever business hits these bumps in the road, and one of the keys is not to give up. The second is to find motivated people to help you.

No one can do everything, and if we try we won’t be very good at any of it. You need to get your skills up to a 3 or 4 out of ten in an area, like advertising, then find someone who is a 9 or a 10 at it to join your team. You’ll be amazed at just how fast your business will grow when you find quality self motivated people to help your company.

Evan Tardy, the man with Entrepreneurship coursing through his veins, joins us on this episode of the James Swanwick show. Evan tells us how he helped the nutrition company go from an idea to a hundred million dollar company in only seven short years.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to get the inside information that will take your enterprise to the next level.

Key Points You have to work really hard and believe there is a way. Saying yes to everything early on in your career is super important. After a point it becomes more important to say no to things. A great way to get your start is to work for free and gain experience. Try to develop your skills to a 3 or a 4 out of 10 then outsource to someone better. You have to believe in your mission and message. If you show up, give it your best each day. Have to properly manage cash flow and expenses to keep things running smoothly. At the end of the day it’s numbers and math you have to understand. Hire a good bookkeeper to help stay on track. Create a program that was validated by your audience, not something you think will work. Always be asking potential customers what they want, get it, then give it to them. Look at Amazon reviews for ideas, but ignore the 1 and 5 stars. The last things you want to do is spend a year creating something no one wants. Hire a 10/10 advertiser when you can instead of doing it all yourself. If your team bring their creativity every day, you’ll get 5x the typical results.

Links:

Evan Tardy’s Facebook Page

Evan’s Twitter

DrAxe.com

Book: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

Book: Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

Book: Never Eat Alone, Expanded and Updated: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time

Book:Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits!: 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential

Book: The Synergist: How to Lead Your Team to Predictable Success

Book: Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don't

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303: Dr. Noah De Koyer: How and Why Should You Live Like a Caveman?

Jun 7, 2017 53:43

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We have lost touch with the world we used to live in. As a result people are unhealthier than ever. We are fatter, seeing a rise in diabetes, and chronic illnesses have gone through the roof. It’s time to stop doing what we’ve done for the last 50 to 100 years that has gotten us to this point.

We need to look back on how our ancestors used to live, and what they were doing right. Aside from getting infections our ancestors would actually live long healthy lives, with a much better quality of life. Not that we have antibiotics, everyone should be living much longer and better lives.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show, James interviews Dr. Noah De Koyer - host of Beyond Your Wildest Dreams Podcast. They discuss what people are doing wrong with their food choices and social choices that is causing our society to be unhappier and unhealthier than ever.

Key Points What we’re doing today simply isn’t working. Chronic diseases cases are constantly increasing. We’re not honoring how we were designed as humans. We don’t honor our sleep cycles. We don’t move and sit all day. Infectious diseases are what took out our caveman ancestors when they were young. Infectious disease have been almost eradicated. Cavemen had a better quality of life, physically. We don’t have the same social interactions cave men did, sitting around telling stories. The sun would come up, and we would go out to work. When the night came we went home and started a fire. Fire doesn’t affect your circadian rhythm like artificial blue lights do. Your body sleeps better in a cooler temperature. There are several nutrients you can’t get from plants alone. The first thing a lion eats in the wild is the liver. Cavemen were fat adapted. Cavemen had starvation periods. There’s nothing wrong with a high plant based diet that have nutrients, but there needs to be meat. Plants are designed to keep you from eating them and have ways to decrease your nutrient intake from them. We’ve forgot the importance of really cooking our food. There is no one size fits all. Some people can survive on vegetarian and vegan diets. Every hour that you sit you should do 100 jumping jacks or some sort of exercising or functional movements. We’ve lost the nature intelligence due to living in cities. We used to build bonds and relationships through an exchange of goods. We no longer have to barter and have lost our social interactions. Things like crossfit and Yoga have gotten so popular because of the social aspects we need deep down inside. You get energy from being around people and having social interactions. We are more connected today, but it’s not a deep connection. It’s believed Cataracts is a defensive mechanism caused by blue light. Cows were designed to eat certain things, just like us. A grass fed cow has much healthier meat. Feeding cows corn makes them fat, but they become sick and unhealthy. Raising cows contributes significantly to global warming. Feeding cows grass, they release much less methane. People are often tricked into thinking things are healthier than they really are. Pasture raised eggs are much healthier than cage free. NOT pasteurized eggs. A good quality yoke is orange, not a pale yellow.

Links:

Beyond Your Wildest Genes Podcast: http://beyondyourwildestgenes.com

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302: Arnold Schwarzenegger's Party and What I learned

Jun 5, 2017 24:48

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Have you ever seen someone in jeans an a tshirt and written them off just because they look like a normal person? You may be doing yourself a disservice, because you never know who can help you in life. It may be the person you least expect than can help you the most.

 

On this episode of the James Swanwick show, James discusses a Hollywood party he attended hosted THE Arnold Schwarzenegger. James learned valuable lessons from the most successful in Los Angeles, and learned the important lesson not to judge a book by it’s cover. 

James was in attendance with Tai Lopez, and together learned the importance of taking a shot when you have the chance thanks to Sylvester Stallone. Had James and Tai hesitated even a second, they would have missed out on the story of a lifetime with one of the most famous action stars in film history.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to hear the details and lessons that could have only been learned from his experience.

Key Points

It’s all about access. No one is smarter than you, they are just around successful people. Just by talking with people in a higher place than you will teach so much. You never know who can give you the information you need to be successful. You need to take you shot the moment you get the chance. You need to be in relationships of support. Find or create your own mastermind group. Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/302

301: Thai Neave: Advertisers Don’t Want You to Be Happy

May 31, 2017 32:05

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Have you done a lot with your life but still feel in a rut? Do you feel unsatisfied with your accomplishments? That’s because you’re not finding your definition of success. You’re trying to fulfill society's definition of success.

We are all individuals, with individual needs. There’s no one right answer and you shouldn’t think there is. We live in a consumer based society and as a result we are constantly being told we need products to make us happy. Getting a CEO position to buy that dream house or a sports car won’t make you happy if that’s not YOUR definition of happiness and success.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show, James interviews Thai Neave to explore how someone can find what makes them happy and where they can find their definition of success. You won’t want to miss this episode and start getting you on track to what will fill your life with joy, not someone else’s.

Key Points We keep putting band aids over holes inside of us to try and keep up appearances on what we think the world wants of us. Can’t keep covering the hole. We need to shine light on it and address it. Most problems in the world stem from people not loving themselves fully. We are always comparing ourselves to others, and therefore never feel we are enough. Advertising is everywhere we go, feeding into our insecurities. Happiness only comes from within ourselves. Our egos are designed to keep us alive and not meant to keep us happy. The ego can make us do good things as well as bad. You need to find YOUR sense of happiness and success, not society’s. Don’t try to fill someone else’s definition of success. You need daily rituals and habits to keep you sane and on track. Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/301

300: Darren Darnborough - How To Make Lifelong Friends.

May 29, 2017 37:06

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Do you put yourself out there to help others without expecting anything in return? Are you taking on project because of the perks and not because you are passionate about them? If you answered yes to either of those, you’re probably doing more harm than good when it comes to networking.

If you really want to network with people, and more importantly make long-term friends, you need to be willing to put other people first. You should help people for the sake of helping them, and only take on projects you really care about. If you do things for any other reason, you’re just burning bridges.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show, James broadcasts live from Darren Darnborough’s birthday party at the Mondrian Hotel in Hollywood. James interviews Darren on how he has made such an impact on lives all over the world, and has become the go to man for so many people. Download this episode to see what it really takes to be successful in this world.

Key Points Reach out, be genuine to people, and be there for them. Actually be nice. Remember people’s names and use them. Get involved with things because you believe in it, not because of the perks. Don’t challenge people, charm them and help them. You never forget the people who first give you a chance. Your child’s name can create an impact on their future based on society’s impression of it. Live a life of service for others - and enjoy it.

Links:

Art Of The Deal

Stefano Formaggio Short Film

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299: Jim Klopman: The importance of your daily balancing act.

May 26, 2017 42:36

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Do you find your body feeling weaker as you get older? Are sports harder to play than they used to be? The truth is, it’s not your age. The more you do something, the better you should get. You’re losing your balance skills, and it’s affecting your everyday life.

In our modern society, we have taken out the natural world’s daily balancing act. We use concrete to flatten surfaces, we turn up toes in shoes, and we’re losing our peripheral vision to screens. As a result your daily activities are suffering, and even the most fine tuned athletes are losing this important skill.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show James interviews Jim Klopman, author of the book Balance is Power. He gives incredible tips to help improve their health and life through simple tips and techniques you can use every day.

Key Points Humans are the only true biped in this world. Society builds a flat world, which works against your balance. People are losing peripheral vision, which affects your balance. Half of all people over 45 that visit the emergency room is due to a fall. Athletes can have a come back at an older age if they work on their balance. Walking in nature instead of walking in the city will be much more helpful physically and mentally. People need to work stabilizing muscles, not just big muscles. When exercising, one is better than two. Avoid machines. Use crossing motions, not parallel exercises. In sports you never stand on both feet. Balance doesn’t occur on your heels, stay on your toes. Having a plant on your desk improves productivity by 15%. Stand on one foot when you can, not two. Use kettle weights when exercising. Shoes inhibit our balance. Workout barefoot. Jim suggests wearing Tom’s or Xero shoes. Find the lowest heels you can. No turned up toes. Links:

Slackbow.com

Book: Balance is power by Jim Klopman

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298: Mark Dhamma & Tristan Swanwick - Happiness, Stress, Sibling Relationships

May 24, 2017 44:49

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Today’s episode is a conversation between myself, Mark Dhamma, and my brother Tristan. We cover a wide range of things, from the importance of relaxing and taking time off, especially for entrepreneurs to whom it does not usually come naturally, the value of changing your environment and habits to change your thought pattern, and why you need to experiment in everything you do to understand what works for you, and double down on that.

We also get into personality tests, and why it’s important to learn about your strengths and weaknesses, and then focus on your strengths. Too many people don’t know, or they focus on their weaknesses, and this will not get you ahead, or give you the opportunity to be successful. Instead, focus on becoming the best at your strengths, and then surround yourself with people who will fill in the gaps left by your weaknesses.

Key Points A lot of entrepreneurs are not good at relaxing, and taking time off You need to push yourself, and you need to recover. Both are important There’s value in changing your thought patterns, by changing your activities and locations Experiment with what you do, your habits, your routines, and keep track of what works Even with success, the human tendency is to focus on negativity The ability to feel deeply and care for things can actually make it difficult to fit in Learn your strengths and weaknesses, then focus on using your strengths The 5-Things that Make People Happy Positive emotions Engagement. Being present in the moment Relationships Meaning Achievement and accomplishment Resources:

Kava Root Powder

30DayNoAlcoholChallenge.com

16Personalities.com

Mark Dhamma on Youtube

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297: Casey Cease: How to Start Writing Your Book TODAY

May 22, 2017 33:12

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Writing a book is a long-term goal for many people around the world. But it could be a lot closer to reality than you think! Today, I’m speaking with Casey Cease, founder of Lucid Publishing, about the process of outlining, drafting, writing, publishing, and promoting your book, so you can finally cross that off your bucket list!

But, like almost everything in life, just getting started is the most difficult part. Humans have innate friction to getting started, and probably a lot of that comes from the realization that when you actually get started, you will realize where you really stand. Before you start, you can fool yourself into thinking about your unlimited potential. But when you start actually working on something, it all the sudden becomes so much more real.

But this friction can be overcome, and as you start to work, the project will start to take shape, and that is one of the most incredible things to see happen! But then, you have to finish, publish (whether self-publish or with a publisher), and market! Today, we’re talking about every step of this journey, so that you can finally write the book that you know has been inside you for so long!

Key Points Publishing a book could come much sooner than you think Everyone works differently, what is important is that you understand and use the processes that you know will help you get it done Test content online to see what connects with other people Do work ahead of time, establish the roadmap for what you want to do, instead of figuring it out as you go Think about who you’re writing for, and then write specifically to that audience The number one challenge in writing a book is simply starting it The best time to start anything is right now, and this goes for writing books too Consider recording yourself speaking, if that’s how you work best, and record it, to start to get a really good idea of what you should be writing about Traditional publishing is a very long process, so it is not for everyone Books can also be a powerful lead magnet, if you want to use it for that A book will validate you as an expert in your field Being too concerned about ROI in the short-term of writing a book is usually a short-sighted concern Know what you’re hoping to accomplish with a book before writing it Consider using kickstarter for your book Strategically ask other people for help Consider giving away the first few chapters for free in exchange for an email, as an opt-in, on your website Think about where your target audience spends its time, and go there to promote your book The Step by Step Formula to Write a Book Start blogging yesterday (or today if that’s not possible) Get an outline of the content. Treat it like buckets of content Use the Free 25-Step Write Checklist available on: LucidBooks.net Once manuscript is done, work on editing Title, cover, refine, refine, refine!

 

Resources:

LucidBooks.net

Book: “From Tragedy to Truth” by Casey Cease

Grammarly.com

BlankPage.io

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296: How To Change Your Inner Self for Outward Success

May 19, 2017 37:05

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The best gift that we can give ourselves is a better understanding of ourselves, and Lou Redmond is on today’s episode to speak about that process of finding ourselves, why it is so important, and what the benefits in life are.

If you find yourself struggling in your “outer world,” in your outer success, relationships, and happiness, it’s time to take a deep look at your “inner world.” Because your inner world is what sets you up for either success or failure in life. Peace inside will lead you to the ability to focus on what you want to improve, and to see the kind of success that you are looking for.

In addition, we’re digging into why your environment and the friends you surround yourself with will determine in a large part your success in what you are trying to do in life. If you feel like you keep self-sabotaging your efforts, and you need to optimize your inner-self, this episode is for you!

Key Points Many people try to live a life of epic partying, instead of trying to live an epic life overall The best gift that we can give ourselves is a better understanding of ourselves A lot of people work a job so that they can “enjoy life” on the weekend, rather than looking at their life as a whole, and trying to make the entirety better A lot of us sabotage ourselves by the social circle we choose to be in If you want to make a change in your life, get around other people who have done the things you want to do When you’re trying to make a change, there will always be discomfort and nervousness. But push through, you’ll be glad you did on the other side When you start making changes and seeing the difference, you can almost become addicted to the success, in a good way! Meditation is not about zoning out, but about connecting to yourself Your inner world will immediately affect your outerworld That is why you must do the inner work of self-development Pay careful attention to “who” your environment is, the friends you are surrounding yourself with Resources:

LouRedmond.com

Book: “Finding Your Truth” by Lou Redmond

Book: “I Hope I Screw This Up” by Kyle Cease

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295: Melissa Ambriosi: Find the best use of your time.

May 17, 2017 44:18

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Do you find yourself doing things you hate? Does it end up ruining the rest of your day? STOP! You’re only making your life harder, and negatively impacting the things you really enjoy.

On this episode of the James Swanwick Show, James dives into ways you can shift your time and focus on the things you love to do. Making this shift will result in being much more productive and successful at what you want to do in life. He gives you real life examples that he went through, and offers in depth suggestions to get you on the right path.

Key Points Text James1 to 44222 or go to JamesSwanwick.com/freestuff to get free stuff! Eliminate all the things in your life you hate or that you are weak at. Doing what you or aren’t good at can cost you time and money. Make your time only go to things you love and that you are good at. Find someone else to do the things you don’t want to do or they will slow you down. James realized one day that doing one load of laundry cost him $600. Hiring a maid saved him time, money, and frustration. James realized shifting through e-mails was a waste of time. Hiring a virtual assistant saved him a lot of time. James stressed himself out doing taxes. Hiring an accountant not only freed him of frustration but having an expert do his taxes meant finding more ways to get money back. Social media brings you down and takes away your time. People post their celebrations, and ends up making you jealous. Limit what news feed you see to keep you positive. Be a minimalist. For a week try to eliminate 12 things a day. Studies show traveling more than 15 minutes will raise your Cortisol, AKA Stress, levels. Try to live within one mile of most things you spend your time doing. You can find ways to make your life simpler without spending more money. Exchange services. Pull resources with others.

What have you eliminated or what things do you plan to eliminate? Tell James in a review on iTunes!

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294: You’re making yourself sick.

May 12, 2017 59:01

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Do you have chronic fatigue? Always feeling sick? Chances are you are doing it to yourself. If you’re just working, and not looking into your health, wealth and love, you’re only going to cause more and more problems. Not just mental, but also physical.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show, James interviews fellow Aussie Melissa Ambrosini. She discusses her downfall and how not taking care of herself and only thinking about her career in entertainment caused her to wind up in the hospital. She shares inside tips about how you can find your place in the world, what really makes you happy, and how to find what you are really looking for - not just what you think you’re looking for.

Key Points Not balancing these life elements can cause both physical and mental problems. You have to take ownership for your own life. You shouldn’t have to hit rock bottom to realize what’s important and that you need to make a change in your life. What will it take for you to make that change? Are you making choices from your heart or from your worries? Without health, you can’t be who you want to be. Eating well is simple, yet we make it hard on ourselves. Quality food can quickly improve your quality of life. Finding your love will make you successful. Hard work won’t seem so hard when it’s something  you love. You’ll feel you have to accomplish something. Be open and curious about the world, and things that interest you. Don’t think about your goals in a selfish manner, do what you do for others. Find what you want to do by looking at what you don’t want to do. Love yourself. If you treat yourself like crap, others will too. If you want more love in your life, give love throughout the day. Don’t be afraid to be vulnerable. Master your inner critic. Everyone has negative thoughts and makes mistakes. Be mindful of where your desire for wanting a partner is coming from.

Resources: www.melissaambrosini.com

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293: What’s More Important? Family Or Career?

May 10, 2017 38:13

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Are you trapped in a community bubble? Do you shun people for their political belief? You might be surprised to find just how different the world can be, even in the same country.

On this episode, James continues his journey through Tennessee. His adventures lead him to discover just how divided people are in America, through feedback he received from his social media while visiting a shooting range.

While visiting his friends, James also spoke with two girls in their early twenties that were amazed someone like him was unmarried in their forties. On the other hand, James was shocked that it was uncommon for a woman here to not have a husband and children by the age of 22. His eyes were opened to the idea of communities putting family values ahead of  career goals and fascinated at just how many ways there really are to live your life.

Key Points James shares his experience in Tennessee with Trump Supporters versus his liberal friends back in Los Angeles, and explores the many ways to live your life. James talks about how Americans wear their political views on their sleeves, and how divided communities can be. The influence of community values: Career goals vs. Family goals. Can you be content without a romantic relationship? Can career success be fulfilling enough? All the constant fighting in the world over personal perceptions. The history of Tennessee's Centennial Park, and its creation to celebrate the 19th amendment. Everyone has a right to an opinion and it seems harsh to push someone away just because they have conflicting views. Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/293

292: How to Sell More, Be Persuasive, and Generate MORE Revenue

May 8, 2017 27:15

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Do you know how to effectively sell? The ability to sell is one of the most useful skills to have in this world. While it is essential to business, it also plays a large role in other aspects of your life. Your ability to persuade others will determine to a large extent the amount of success that you are able to have in life.

So today I am going through the details of how to improve your sales pitch and close more leads. When it comes to selling, a lot of it is an inner game with yourself to create the right mindset to be able to effectively help your lead take the action that will change their life!

Listen to this episode to find out how I was able to sell millions of dollars of product over the phone, and find out how to improve your pitch and become more persuasive!

Key Points Consider your sales activity as helping people to take action that will be good for them. You’re helping them, not the other way around No matter what you’re selling, it’s all about creating and showing value Sales is all about identifying the pain point of your prospect After you understand the pain, speak in that language, and focus on that Get your prospect to identify their past, the pain, and then see your product as the solution to that pain Understanding the pain, and having had it yourself, helps you so much Ask your prospect how making the change they want to make, solving the pain, would change their life Sales is all about comparing your past pain with the potential future of solving the pain Authenticity is essential to sales Your ability to open up and being genuine is going to separate yourself from other people who are trying to sell them Review your sales pitch, and try to identify where you lost the sale Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/292

291: Lessons About Chasing Your Dreams From a Jake Owen Concert

May 5, 2017 13:57

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Are there things that you have always wanted to do, but just haven’t found the courage to do so? Is there a place you have always wanted to visit, but haven’t made your way there yet? Is there a job you’ve always wanted, but have never applied for? Why have you not done these things? Realize if you never try, they will absolutely never happen.

Completing these things, is simply as just showing up. You will miss out on these things if you never attempt them. You will regret it, for who knows as long, as well as missing out on great experiences, or even something that could change your life.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show, James broadcasts from the Jake Owen concert in Nashville, Tennessee. He discusses the importance of chasing after your dreams, and just showing up.

Key Points While performing, Jake Owen shares his story of his life, which inspires James to share parts of it. Jake Owen called his parents and instead of pursuing his career, he went to Nashville, and thirteen years later is playing in concerts around the world. What’s the lesson? If your heart is telling you to do it, give it a shot! Sometimes you just have to say “F it,” and make your move. Woody Allen said, “80% of successes is simply showing up” - Just show up! James auditioned for a job with ESPN as a sports anchor and got the job. He simply showed up and the results were positive. Just show up! What is a thing that you know you want to do, but you just haven't done yet? Where is a place you have always wanted to go to, but haven't visited yet? Proximity is power, put yourself in a place where you are surrounded by people that you want to be like. Challenge yourself, and do something that you have been wanting to do for a while. Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/291

290: Pick Your Friends Wisely, Because they Will Determine Your Quality of Life

May 3, 2017 33:22

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Have you ever thought about the impact your friends have made on your life? Think about your closest friends, have they impacted you positively or negatively? Can you think of specific times that they have inspired you to make positive changes in your life? If not, you may be allocating too much time to the wrong people.

Time is one of the greatest things you can give a person. It is something that is limited, and can become scarce after you take out the amount of time you sleep, eat, and work. When you have free time, are you spending it with people that teach you new things? Or challenge you to be a better individual?

On this episode of the James Swanwick show, James details the importance in picking your friends, and even moreso with your close friends. It is said that you are known for those you hang around with. Those that are close to you are the ones that will influence you largely. Pick your friends wisely, because they will determine the quality of your life.

Key Points It is the quality of your friends, relationships, and acquaintances, that determine the quality of your life. Who you hang around with effects the conversations that constantly surround you. If you spend time with people who are business savvy, then your conversations will revolve around business. If you are hanging out with healthy people, then you are going to have healthy conversations. Be choosey with whom you spend you time with. The top 5 people you dedicate your time to will influence your character the most. Who do you spend time with? Are you learning from them? Do you feel good after hanging out with them? Proximity is power. Whoever you are close to will influence you. Hang out with people you want to become like. Hang out with people who are smarter than you, who inspire you, who challenge you. Put yourself in situations that make you feel uncomfortable because the people you are with are smarter than you. Your standard of living will change depending on who you are with. Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/290

289: Do Not Put Your Self-Help on the Shelf

May 1, 2017 12:03

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People all across the world have shelves and shelves of books that discuss self-help. Every years hundreds and hundreds of books are published on self-help, ranging from business topics, to weight loss, to spiritual pick me ups. Do you find yourself constantly purchasing these types of books, but never actually applying any of these tips to your life?

Think about your own life, the knowledge that you have, and what you need to do to change something in your life. Do you apply the knowledge you have to your actions? Or do you simply learn new information, and place it on the shelf?

On this episode of the James Swanwick show, James discusses the importance of taking action when it comes to self help and not just sitting by as your life goes on. Do not let your self help turn into shelf help!

Key Points It’s not what you don’t know, it’s what you do know that you don’t do. If you know what you should do / what you are supposed to do, and you don’t do it, no amount of self help / new books / new coaching will help. You will become to ‘new’ things. Its great to get help, read books, get coaching tips, but if you do not actually take it to heart, nothing will change. If you don’t take action on the things you learn, nothing will change. Learn how to take action, and change what needs to change. Do not allow self-help to turn into shelf help. You do the right thing by buying the new book, seeing the new coach, attending the new seminar, but if you only turn it not shelf help then you will stay the same. People all across the world have shelves and shelves of self help books. This is fine, just actually apply the information in the books to your life. Recently attended a conference in Nashville, where I learned a lot, but spent a lot of money on learning new things. This money is not a waste, because I will apply it to my life. If I sat back, and did not change anything, then it would be a waste. If you want to improve, then simply apply the knowledge you have to your life, and things will change. It only matters if you do the things you know. The best way to learn anything is to teach it. Learn to be a man of your word, if you say you are going to do something, do it. Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/289

288: How To Change Your Life Through Powerful Friendships with Mike Zeller

Apr 28, 2017 20:33

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Your network of friends and acquaintances hold the blueprint to your future, whether you recognize it or not. Who you hang around with influences you hugely, and will shape how successful you are. If those around you are not challenging you, holding you to high standards, being sources of inspiration and knowledge, then you should look at who you are surrounding yourself with.

Recently, on a trip to Nashville, James met up with entrepreneur, Mike Zeller, who started a variety of businesses, selling over one-hundred million dollars in product. Eli Wilhide, and Brandon Carter introduced us over email. Even this interaction demonstrates the importance in good relationships.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show, James and guest, Mike Zeller, delve into the importance of friendships, and share stories from personal experience on this. Mike points out some daily practices he keeps in order to be most productive and aware of his time.

Key Points Mike Zeller loves to launch businesses that will make the world a better place. Get close with people who also want to not only change the world, but make it better than before. Spend time with people who make things happen, and be a person that makes things happen. Mike argues that your life will be a reflection of the five people you are closest to. This includes healthwise, spiritually, mentally, athletically. Learn how to shift all relationships into something incredible and compelling, even if they are in a rutt. You can do this by setting new expectations and standards in order to create movement within the relationship. A self-directed life is empowering, you are in charge over your life, instead of feeling powerless. Three important parts to your day: mastery, purpose, and autonomy. Learn to be aware of these, and put an emphasis on each. Create the destiny that you want. It’s important to start your day off on the right foot, a simple 15 minutes of meditation, reading, etc. We have to fight to retain direction and control of our lives. Mike recommends to turn your phone on airplane mode in the mornings so that you can focus on yourself. It is important to protect your decision making energy. If you are constantly being pushed and pulled by others, you will become depleted of this energy.

To learn more about Mike Zeller, check out his website by clicking here

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287: It Pays to Invest

Apr 26, 2017 32:53

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Are you thinking of starting a business or in the process of doing so? Do you often find yourself questioning if you are making the right decisions and moving forward with your plans? Do you ever feel that you are not making progress as fast as you thought you would?

On this episode of the James Swanwick show, James details the importance in investing in a business coach. In 2013, James spent $25,000 on business coach, Ty Lopez, and because of that he has made one hundred times that.

The great entrepreneur and coach,Tony Robbins said, “ it doesn't matter what has happened to you in your past that determines who you become, rather it’s your decision on what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you are going to do about them that determines your destiny.” James discusses the importance of investing in a business mentor, and how it will speed up your process, as well as teach you things you didn’t even know you needed to know.  

It pays to invest.

Key Points I spent $25,000 on a business coach in October 2013, and it was the best investment I have ever made.   Investing in one-on-one coaching will be the best investment for any business owner. James was coached by Ty Lopez, a controversial online entrepreneur who taught him more than he thought he would ever learn about business.   Up until that point he attended free seminars, looked for free stuff, etc. Because the information was free, he was not valuing this information.   The moment he spent the $25,000 was the moment he focused. It brought clarity on the topic, and forced him to put his nose to the grind. Things you learned: As soon as you take information seriously, you will start to see results. All the greats in life have mentors. How to create a business, start an ecommerce site, publish a book, put together programs Most recently started to put together a happiness program. Without the guidance of a business coach, there is no way he would venture into all these different business ventures.   Richard Branson puts an emphasis on mentoring when it comes to making ones way in business. You have to learn to take action, in order for the payoff to come in 12-18 months down the line. It takes a while to see results on a new business venture, but having a business coach can speed this up. Work with people who are familiar with your line of work, and you can learn a lot from.

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286: How to Earn the Right to An Authentic Relationship

Apr 24, 2017 14:45

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Do you find that you are always reaching out to others, but you are often time being turned down? From romantic relationships, to friendships, or business endeavors, how do you reach out to others? Whether it’s asking someone to get coffee, dinner, or simply to hang out, you could be posing the wrong questions.  

People are busy. Time is something that is not only fleeting, but something that people do not give up easily these days. We live in a selfish culture, where people are constantly thinking about themselves and their own success. It is very rare to find someone that is selfless, and willing to dedicate any time, or resources to another being. This might sound harsh- but you do it too, we all do!

On this episode of the James Swanwick show, James discusses the importance of starting new friendships off on the right foot. He argues that the traditional route of offering coffee, or dinner to someone, in exchange for advice, does not work, as time is so important these days. He points out the importance of offering something of value to the person you are seeking help or advice from, something that can help them. Stop offering coffee, and start figuring out what you can offer of value, if you truly want a real, authentic relationship with someone.

Key Points To earn the right to a real relationship, you must reach out with generosity. Stop believing that you are entitled to another person’s generosity. Work to earn the right to an authentic relationship. The way to earn an authentic relationship is by leading with generosity. Everyone is walking around, thinking about themselves first and foremost. Everyone is also busy, so people are selfish with their time. Don’t offer coffee or lunch, offer something that actually assists that person. It might sound transactional in the beginning, but then it will grow into an authentic relationship. Nobody in the begining wants a relationship with you. Just because you ask for help, does not mean you will receive it. Don’t bust your ass to be, but bust your ass to be generous. Do an experiment and try connecting with someone the way you normally do, and then try my way by offering them an offer of value. Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/286

285: The Things and People You Can Learn From When Traveling Home

Apr 21, 2017 53:21

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People say you need to look back on old times in order to give you perspective on where you are going. Recently, James headed back to his homeland of Australia for two weeks where he traveled all over attending different events, meeting up with a variety of people, and even visited his childhood home.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show, James returns to Los Angeles from his two week trip to Australia. While in Australia James attended his cousin, Sylvia Jeffrey’s, “who’s who” of celebrity weddings in Australia. He then had a meet up in Sydney on Bondi Beach with some of his instagram and snapchat followers. All the while he was there, he had time to catch up with a variety of friends, as well as make new ones, as well.

Not only did James catchup with friends while in Australia but he also took time to drive out to the town where he was born, and visited his childhood home. He also saw a psychologist in Brisbane with his brother Tristan, to work on communication to benefit their business ventures. While on the trip, he read the book Radical Candor by Kim Staff, on how to be a leader, how to converse with employees, and how to be radically candid with people.

Key Points Attended his cousin’s star studded wedding, had a great time, and realized the idea of a traditional wedding ceremony is not fitting for his tastes. Even though he personally is not a fan of wedding ceremonies, he enjoyed the immense positivity that encompassed the entire wedding. Had great rapport with Peter Fitzsimons about abstaining from alcohol. After the wedding, he stayed in Sydney for a few days, and had a meet up with instagram and snapchat followers on Bondi Beach. Always nice to put a faces to names, allows you to interact with your customers, and know what’s important to them. Having relationships, interactions, and connections with people is so important. One thing that is important for business owners: If you genuinely care, and want to help a lot of people, start with one person. Following this, he met up with one of his inner circle coaching members, Tyson Brown, on Bondi Beach, as well. Next, James headed to Melbourne to catch up with business partner Craig Hutchison, host of the TV show called the Footy show. Went to Noosa, caught up with his friend, Brad Blanks, his wife Juliet, and their family. Next, went to Melbourne, to visit his childhood home. He talked with the new owners about their experiences in the home, took a video of the home, and sent it to his parents. The whole experience gave him a humbling perspective, and was a positive experience as a whole. While there, he went to a psychologist with his brother Tristan, had two sessions totalling around 4 hours. Worked on communication, especially regarding when the other was upset. Choosing your language is very important, learn how to describe how you feel. For better communication regarding problems try these things: Acknowledge the other person State how you feel because of their actions State why it's important Come up with a possible solution Went on a few short dates while in Australia, which were filled with friendly conversation, and great topics. Try smiling at people, be friendly, make friends Side note: If you are wondering how to get advice or attention from someone, then do something like pick them up at the airport. I had someone ask me if I needed rides, which in turn, I received a free ride, and they received free advice. Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/285

284: I Don't Have My Shit Together

Apr 19, 2017 29:15

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Do you struggle with being happy with what is going on in your life? Do you ever find yourself thinking that you are the only one dealing with a specific problem? Are you constantly plagued by negative thoughts about yourself, and positive thoughts about others? Do you find yourself believing that everyone else has it together, and you are alone in your struggles?

Well, I don’t have my shit together. I am the same as you, I have problems. Change your thinking and stop thinking that everyone else is happy. No one is happily put together, because everyone has problems. Whenever I meet people who are seemingly doing better than myself, I start to believe that they have all aspects of their lives put together, while I am struggling. It might be different for others, and they might be jealous of what I am doing. Everyone is different, everyone has different struggles, different things that make them jealous.

Understand that everyone has struggles, everyone has hardships, everyone has negative thoughts; you are not alone.

Key Points Everyone has problems that they are worried about, you are not alone. No one is seamlessly put together, and content with all aspects of their life. If you go through the day worried about different problems, insecurities, or negativities, you are going to have a negative disposition. If you believe you have to achieve some type of success to be worthy of a relationship then it will never happen. SO, give yourself a break. You don't have all your shit together, but neither does anyone. You need to change your mentality, and alter your mindset. The only way you can grow is through resistance to negativity. The key to empathy is vulnerability. Everyone feels inferior, so when you can simply admit that, that’s when relationships form. Be vulnerable, talk about your losses and failures, you will find connections from it. There will always be room to create new problems, if you allow for it. Self-preservation is a natural thing, but vulnerability fosters growth. You will never be able to rid yourself of negative feelings, but you can learn how to curb them. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/284

283: Ditching Your Average Job, Starting an Epic Business & Scoring the Life You Want with Daniel DiPiazza

Apr 17, 2017 53:27

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Do you desire a job where you do not clock in and clock out each day? Do you desire a job that is not average, and is something everyone is jealous of? Have you ever thought of ditching your day job and starting your own business? On today’s episode of the James Swanwick show, James is joined by Daniel DiPiazza, entrepreneur and author, who discusses what triggered his love of business, and the freedoms that come with it.

When Daniel graduated from college in 2009, the economy and real estate market were at a lull. He realized he had two choices, either to do the corporate route or complete a higher education degree. He, simply, did not want to do either. He began working a bunch of random jobs, and started blogging about it. Working in what he called, ‘dead end,’ jobs allowed Daniel to pick up on multiple skills including learning how to organize systematically and how to eliminate small problems in your work. Shortly after working in these jobs, he realized he wanted to start his own business.

Daniel points out that businesses solve pain points, then poses the question: what pain points can you solve? Daniel points out that often times people fear looking stupid when starting a business, but that will actually waste their time. Daniel DiPiazza teaches you how to ditch your average job, start an epic business, and score the life you want. You can read more about Daniel in his new book Rich20Something.

Key Points Daniel wrote Rich20Something in response to working a bunch of dead end jobs, and finally starting his own business. Daniel points out there are different phases you go through when starting a business, and the frustration that comes with each. Learning how to spread out your emotional energy is important, so you do not overstress in the first stage. Entrepreneurship is great, but you have to learn to be able to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. Daniel always recommends freelancing for those who want to ditch their day jobs and start their own business. Do an inventory of your skills to see what you can offer. It is a great first step, as it is something you can do on the side while still working your full-time job. You can start it immediately, do not need to buy product, hire staff, etc. You can advertise your skill sets on a variety of platforms including social media, quora, reddit, or upwork. The quickest way to success is to simply improve upon something that is already available. 3 step validation process: Is there anyone else doing it? Is there a market fit? Is your competition making money? What can you do to improve your product? Tips with starting your own business: Learn to balance your freelance income with your job. Have a plan A and a plan B. Let your plan B redirect your failed plan A, if it does fail. It is important to learn how to communicate with people efficiently. Put your product / service on the market, even if it is not perfect yet. Have 100 meaningful conversations with different people over the course of the year, with what you are doing. This: Creates and solidifies your elevator pitch Opens networking opportunities, and you will meet way more than 100 people Will grow your confidence with the process over time Starting your own business will teach you the: Importance of good leadership Importance of building good systems that are not dependent on you Ability to grow up, and separate your emotions from the things you are in charge of. When you start a business you can hire people, you can travel, you can have freedom, and you can create the life you want.

Get your copy of Daniel’s book, Rich20Something here.

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282: How to Rid Your Body of Alcohol with Success Story Vicky Sherman

Apr 14, 2017 10:10

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A wide variety of people approach the 30 Day No Alcohol challenge for a plethora of reasons. Some people commit to it because they struggle with alcoholism, others because they want to eliminate the drink for health purposes, but a resounding amount commit to it due to the sole reason of wanting to improve their lifestyle. Are you living a healthy lifestyle, but confused as to why you are not getting more out of life?

On today’s episode of the James Swanwick show, James is joined by Vicky Sherman, a women who recently completed his 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge. Vicky lived an incredibly healthy lifestyle, except for one facet, the fact that she would overindulge in alcohol come weekends. Vicky used to love beer, and would drink it in large amounts come weekends. Vicky not only completed the 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge, but she also was able to mainly eliminate the drink from her diet. Occasionally, she will indulge in a glass of wine, but because of the immense impact the 30 No Alcohol Challenge had on her life, she decided to stop drinking beer.

Key Points Vicky Sherman was inspired to take up the 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge after realizing how unhealthy alcohol is for your body   All of her other habits are health conscious ones, yet come weekends she found herself overindulging in alcohol. Fan of fun, and unique IPA beer. Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Minimum 3, or a lot more if going “wild”. Affected her productivity, where she would not feel great, so she would put things off. After she stopped drinking, she gained 7-10 lbs, and was confused about why she was gaining weight. While researching this, she came across James’ challenge. She wanted to see the positivity that would stem from completing the 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge. Loved receiving a video everyday. She found that they were encouraging, and challenged her. The videos brought about a new interest with self-development as a whole. Vicky found that during the week it was easy to stay away from alcohol, but the weekends were harder for her. Was used to looking towards alcohol to relax, and not having that relaxing outlet tended to make her more irritable. Now, after completing the challenge, she will treat herself to a glass of wine every once in a great while. Through this process she learned where and what her triggers are, and how to curb them. Vicky raves about the 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge, and encourages others to try it out too. Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/282

281: How to Rid Your Body of Alcohol with Success Story Geffrey Marr

Apr 12, 2017 38:31

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It is a common belief that alcohol is a must-needed substance at social events. Whether you are hanging out at home on a friday night, or going out to eat with a group of friends, you will find alcoholic beverages are a constant. There are plenty of myths that come with alcohol, like the idea that in order to have a good time, you must drink, or in order to fit in, you must drink.

On today’s episode of the James Swanwick show, James is joined by Geffrey Marr, who completed James’s 30 day no alcohol challenge. Not only did Marr complete the 30 day challenge, but he went 93 days straight without the beverage. Marr found that there were no positives that came with drinking, but that there were a handful of negatives that came with the consumption. Geffrey found that ridding his diet of alcohol, allowed for him to make progress in other areas of his life.

Your life can be so much more beneficial without alcohol, with areas of your life, you never imagined, improving! Jeffrey joins James to detail all the positives that came to his life after leaving alcohol behind.

Key Points Geffrey was motivated to take up the 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge after realizing alcohol was not bringing anything positive to his life.   It was simply something that he did because it was normal to do. Would have a few beers a couple days a week, and spend $15-60 a night. Whether he had a single beer, or a handful, he did not like how he felt the morning after. As someone who runs his own business, he felt he was less motivated the morning after a night out, and falling behind on necessary tasks. Once he decided that I would not be drinking for 30 days, it was as if a switch went off in his head. He immediately did not want a single drink. Favorite part of the alcohol challenge: the private facebook group that gives you support. Hardest part of the alcohol challenge: being in a situation where you would have previously drank. Most surprising part of the alcohol challenge: the clarity that comes with the sobriety. Teaching moment: what situations are actually most enjoyable, and not just seemingly fun, while drunk. Such a societal norm for people to drink, that it seemed odd when I wouldn't. People questioning, “Why you won’t just have one drink?” At first, it was weird going out to the bar, feeling as if he could not get loose, but after committing to the idea of being sober: he began to have more fun, saved money, and has not done anything crazy Benefits from 93 days without drinking: When you are trying to develop your skill sets Sleep better Communicate better Manage time better Increasing your progress in the gym Your mind becomes more aware Through the challenge he learned that alcohol can hinder brain activity, distract you from healthy relationships, and lead to weight gain. The 30 Day No Alcohol challenge will create a more motivated, healthier, determined you.

You can find Geffrey on instagram at Gmos2014
Click here for more information on the 30-Day No Alcohol Challenge

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280: Turning Your Problems into Product Ideas

Apr 10, 2017 28:42

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Have you ever found yourself feeling restricted in your occupation? Have you ever thought to yourself, that you could be so much more productive with your time if you were in charge of it? What would you do if you could design your daily, weekly, monthly schedules? Would you work early mornings? In an office? Or travel the world while working?

On this episode, James is joined by one of his podcast listeners, James Harrison, as he gives him a ride to the Melbourne airport. James, a twenty-six year old Aussie resident, currently works in a sales role with a basic 9-hour structure. Although he doesn't mind his job, he yearns for something that would give him more freedom in his work day. James feels restricted, and that he would be more productive if he was working on his own terms. James would like to explore the possibility of doing long-term travel, going to a new city for a few months, but make a living while doing so.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show, James gives James Harrison a few pointers on starting his own business, while helping him curb his thinking into a clear and concise marketing pitch.

Key Points James Harrison wants to start a business in order to free up his schedule, so that he can partake in the long-term travel that he has always wanted to. Went to University to get a Engineering degree, currently does not use that specific degree as he works in a sales position from 8:30am-5:30pm. Wants to start his own business because he values freedom, flexibility, and being in control of his own life. Feels restricted in his current job, thinks that he could be more productive if he was working on his own terms. Ideally he would like to start a business on the side, while still staying in his existing job because of necessary income. He likes the idea of having a physical product, creating something tangible that is his own invention. Tips for starting your own business: Spend five minutes each day with a blank piece of paper, thinking about simple problems you face, and then figuring out how to solve them. All business is, is solving problems. In marketing you want to make the message simple, in order for customers to hear the pitch quickly. Try to eliminate unnecessary words, or phrases, and polish a short, and quick idea. Whenever you are trying to tell someone your story, or business idea, you do not want to make people think. Clear messaging is important, it should be so simple that it’ almost stupid. James Swanwick’s advice for those that want to start their own businesses? Determine a common problem, then find a simple solution. Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/280

 

279: Past and Present Setbacks, How to Turn These Into Setups with Mike Zeller

Apr 7, 2017 50:34

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Have you had a setback recently? Has something disastrous happened in your life? Have you tried to accomplish something and you failed just a little bit short? Is there a setback that happened to you years ago that is still holding you back? Setbacks can have a debilitating effect on your life, even if they took place in the past, and not in recent times.

James Swanwick is joined by Mike Zeller, a socially minded entrepreneur that runs a variety of businesses, from a real estate firm to a menswear line. Mike joins James to discuss the importance of conquering your setbacks, and the process of transforming them into set ups. He points out the importance of setting a positive tone for your life, ridding yourself of negativity, and re-writing your story.

Mike also discusses the importance of allocating roles when a business grows. He gives pointers on the process of going from director, to coach, to supporter, until you have fully delegated certain roles to an individual. He stresses the importance of being a responsible business owner, and gives six specific tips on being a good business owner, challenging you to improve your business.

Key Points How are we going to make setbacks a set up. There is immense power in surrounding yourself by masterminds, whether that's a business mastermind, or a science mastermind. If you are the smartest person in a room, then you are in the wrong room. Mike discusses the importance of ridding yourself of setbacks, and coming to terms with the things that have taken place in your life. Mike went to Buenos Aires for a time period, and realized that he needed to shift from a business operator to a business owner. Tony Robbins points out that you can change your emotional state by interrupting the patterns in your mind. Helped Mike shift his focus, to a more positive, action-driven personality. Let your deep pain and frustration drive you forward. Go all in Surround yourself by those who influence you positively, it will help you in letting go of the negative story that could be shaping your life. Life is ultimately whatever you say it is. You can choose to say that life is awesome, or you can say it is terrible. It is whatever story you make it. James points out there is no good, and there is no bad, life is simply what it is. The most progressive year of Mike’s life was the most painful year of his life. The transformation of meaning cannot shift completely over night. It takes days, weeks, months of moving in the right direction, for things will change. You need space to grieve, and release negativity in order to move on. You need people to keep you accountable, people whom you have healthy relationships with, to help you get through this process. Constantly feed yourself with new knowledge. This includes things that increase your learning like podcasts, books, etc. You get in life what you are willing to tolerate. If you want to be outstanding then step up your game, and go all in, in order to be extraordinary. What truly makes you happy?  Write these things down and do not tolerate life without them. Be sure to take care of your health, it will create more clarity in your life. As you groom and develop employees, you are in more of a director role, then changing to that of a coach, then a supporter, and lastly, granting all delegation. 6 core roles of a business owner Sets the direction. He makes key, strategic decisions. Allocating resources appropriately. Build and develop exponential relationships. Recruit and develop top notch players. Build and enhance organizational health.

To learn more about Mike or any of his plethora of businesses, click here.

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278: Life Lessons from a Bartender with Jason Harrell

Apr 5, 2017 31:34

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Have you ever been a bartender? Or have you ever ordered a drink from a bartender? If so, have you ever received advice from a bartender? Have you ever interacted with a bartender that you found particularly interesting. To some surprise, most bartenders have other jobs, side hustles, where they are also generating profit. They work tirelessly to live their lives according to their standards, and feelings of motivation and inspiration play a large role in this. On today’s episode of the James Swanwick Show, James talks to a bartender about the good, the bad, and the lessons learned from bartending.

Grab a stool, as the author of The Bartending Therapist, Jason Herald, talks about society from a bartender's perspective. Jason lives by the motto, “the bar is a metaphor for life, it is a place that provides good times, memories, and life lessons.” Jason realized this when he started to bartend after leaving a career in sportscasting. When Jason entered the bartending scene, he did not realize that one day he would have a book all about his adventures with bartending, and life in general. Listen to this week's episode, as Jason explains valuable life lessons he picked up while behind the bar.

Key Points Jason talks about life, and the lessons he has learned throughout, while hoping others can learn from them as well. People need to be motivated, but more than just motivation, they need action. Motivation without action results in nothing. A sense of motivation and inspiration can be seen throughout Jason’s book, which persuade the reader to jump into action. Often times people will ridicule Jason for being a bartender, and claim he does not have the authority to give advice on life. His advice? People will always say “you are just a...” Do not let their negativity affect you. Things Jason has learned from bartending: One of the highlights is the people you get to meet. For the most part, at the root of humanity, people are good. Sometimes people just chose to do shitty things. Learn to maximize your time. Bartending allows you to work flexible hours, so you can work multiple jobs. Take advantage of the diverse crowd and take time to network. Moving moments: Big family get togethers, parties Negative moments: Seeing teenagers have to pick up their intoxicated parents from the bar. Different types of people that come in: Drunk girl: An attention seeker, who will stand up on the bar, also known as the ‘hot mess.’ Drunk guy: Belts a very off-key “Don’t Stop Believing,” often having an alpha personality, yet still gets all the girls. The wallflower: Comes in frequently, but does not say a word to others. The creeper: Enters the bar, sits somewhere quietly, gets drunk, and then proceeds to make a move on the prettiest girl at the bar. The regular: Comes into the bar frequently, where the bartender knows your order. Two types follow, Prophets: people that are there every night that discuss what they are going to do. Warriors: people that come in, eat, grab a beer, talk a bit, but are there an hour tops. For bartenders it’s easy to break a conversation because they can simply say they have things to do, like cleaning. If someone is bothering girls, Jason says he often times tries to get, said creeper, distracted enough to leave others alone. Interesting fact about Jason:  He does not look at tips until after the customers leave because he does not want it to effect his work ethic. Overall lessons learned: Don’t have a preconceived notion on a person, nix the stereotypes. Constantly calculating moves, trying to do tasks to save just a few minutes. Always look to optimize time. People come into your life, sometimes only for a moment, and once you can recognize that, you can witness something special.

 

For Jason’s Book: The Bartending Therapist

For signed copies of the book you can contact Jason here.

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277: Dr. Josh Davis Explains How to Increase Your Productivity By Restricting Your Phone Activity

Apr 3, 2017 01:01:55

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Do you spend copious amounts of time on your phone every day? Are you addicted to your cell phone? I know at times I feel like I am, finding myself on my phone for hours at a time.

There are many positives to the cell phone, as it makes things so much easier for us to complete things, as well as making things more accessible for us. There is a negative side to the ever advancing technology, though. The phone distracts you.  When you are constantly checking your phone, it lessens your focus, in turn, lessening your productivity. Not only does it lessen your productivity, but it also It lessons the substance within the relationships you have with people. If you are constantly checking your phone, instead of focusing on the person you are with, then the relationship will also be affected negatively.

On this episode, James is joined by Dr. Josh Davis, who is the director of research and lead professor at the NeuroLeadership Institute. Davis explains the importance of limiting the amount of time spent on your phone, and the increase in productivity that will follow this practice. He also talks about his book, Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done, which explains strategies to get the most out of your day.

Key Points Dr. Josh Davis joins James to discuss how to break your cell phone addiction and, in turn, create 2 extra hours of productivity to your day Going to help us today to curb our cellphone addiction, and strategies that can help us do so. If something is getting in the way of life, we need to pause and realize what we are doing is not healthy for us. The average person checks their phone 100 times a day. Imagine what you could do with your time if you lessened that. Number of hours range, but if you spend more than 2 hours a day on your cellphone then chances on there are things you are missing out on. Your cell phone brings about a loss for productivity. Phones allow space for flexibility with scheduling, but create less productive days, as people can constantly change things. It makes it harder to make decisions and can derail our entire days due to a loss of productive time. Steps to be less addictive: Do not use your cell phone as an alarm clock. Starting the day off with a real alarm clock, not your phone. Leads you to look at your notifications, and then you begin your morning on your phone. Do not allow notifications to pop up. Do have some spaces in your house for no phone zones It’s not enough to just stop these habits, you must attack them, and replace them with something. Due to the dopamine system in your brain, you need to learn to retrain your system. The dopamine neurons become active when we are expecting a reward. Can be a vicious cycle when you are trying to find this with notifications on your phone. Retrain this system so, instead, you get excited for something else. No phone zones in the house is a great way to train yourself, as it changes mindset through behavior. Examples include full rooms, or even just spots in a room. As a result of being in a no phone zone room, then you are forced to discover what you are going to do in that moment. After doing this for a period of time, you will start finding other things to do in general, creating new habits. It is incredibly hard for people to use their phone for the sole purpose of completing one task. 5 steps to maximize productivity Recognize your decision points Learn to manage your mental energy Stop fighting distractions Leveraging your mind and body Learn to manage the workspace you are in

Check out Josh’s book, Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done

Also check out James’s 47 Day Hacker Habits to learn how to make your days more productive.

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277: (video) Dr. Josh Davis Explains How to Increase Your Productivity By Restricting Your Phone Activity

Apr 3, 2017 01:03:54

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Do you spend copious amounts of time on your phone every day? Are you addicted to your cell phone? I know at times I feel like I am, finding myself on my phone for hours at a time.

There are many positives to the cell phone, as it makes things so much easier for us to complete things, as well as making things more accessible for us. There is a negative side to the ever advancing technology, though. The phone distracts you.  When you are constantly checking your phone, it lessens your focus, in turn, lessening your productivity. Not only does it lessen your productivity, but it also It lessons the substance within the relationships you have with people. If you are constantly checking your phone, instead of focusing on the person you are with, then the relationship will also be affected negatively.

On this episode, James is joined by Dr. Josh Davis, who is the director of research and lead professor at the NeuroLeadership Institute. Davis explains the importance of limiting the amount of time spent on your phone, and the increase in productivity that will follow this practice. He also talks about his book, Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done, which explains strategies to get the most out of your day.

Key Points Dr. Josh Davis joins James to discuss how to break your cell phone addiction and, in turn, create 2 extra hours of productivity to your day Going to help us today to curb our cellphone addiction, and strategies that can help us do so. If something is getting in the way of life, we need to pause and realize what we are doing is not healthy for us. The average person checks their phone 100 times a day. Imagine what you could do with your time if you lessened that. Number of hours range, but if you spend more than 2 hours a day on your cellphone then chances on there are things you are missing out on. Your cell phone brings about a loss for productivity. Phones allow space for flexibility with scheduling, but create less productive days, as people can constantly change things. It makes it harder to make decisions and can derail our entire days due to a loss of productive time. Steps to be less addictive: Do not use your cell phone as an alarm clock. Starting the day off with a real alarm clock, not your phone. Leads you to look at your notifications, and then you begin your morning on your phone. Do not allow notifications to pop up. Do have some spaces in your house for no phone zones It’s not enough to just stop these habits, you must attack them, and replace them with something. Due to the dopamine system in your brain, you need to learn to retrain your system. The dopamine neurons become active when we are expecting a reward. Can be a vicious cycle when you are trying to find this with notifications on your phone. Retrain this system so, instead, you get excited for something else. No phone zones in the house is a great way to train yourself, as it changes mindset through behavior. Examples include full rooms, or even just spots in a room. As a result of being in a no phone zone room, then you are forced to discover what you are going to do in that moment. After doing this for a period of time, you will start finding other things to do in general, creating new habits. It is incredibly hard for people to use their phone for the sole purpose of completing one task. 5 steps to maximize productivity Recognize your decision points Learn to manage your mental energy Stop fighting distractions Leveraging your mind and body Learn to manage the workspace you are in

Check out Josh’s book, Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done

Also check out James’s 47 Day Hacker Habits to learn how to make your days more productive.

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276: Million Dollar Ideas in Sixty Seconds

Mar 31, 2017 17:12

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In May 2013, James attended a conference put on by the Guerrilla Business School in Los Angeles. In this podcast, James discusses part of the information he learned at this conference. From the onset he details business as a two part entity. Buying and creating something and then selling it for a profit. James points out that business are not easy, but they are simple. James delves into the basics of starting a business and how you can turn an idea into a million dollar idea.

James points out the importance of a good habit to get into is taking notes at a seminar, typing them up, and then keeping them for review. He discusses the art of negotiation, and the tactics of persuasion, and how these things can lead to million dollar ideas. He also discusses advice from Keith Cunningham, Bill Wallace, and Bo Eason in regards to customer relations, and leadership in business.

Key Points Attended the Guerrilla Business School Conference in Los Angeles in May 2013 Business surrounds the process of buying and selling, but often times people put most of their efforts into administration. How to come up with ideas in 60 seconds Solve pain for others Solve problems for people for profit Look for problems, solve problem. Don’t look for opportunities, look for problems. After problem, comes no problem. If you want to start a business, then you need to solve a problem. How to increase your profits: Make a wealth plan instead of an income plan Create context with blog editors who can promote your business and blog posts Be a good people person, be a good networker with successful people, be better at understanding online marketing. Offer higher ticket products, because you will have a higher profit margin. Negotiating + Marketing You have to be an excellent marketer in order to sell your product The objective of negotiating is always a win-win outcome Ask for what you want, ask & you shall receive. Ask for a better deal, it's okay to want for a better deal. Create infinity and commonality. State a win-win intention at the outset of any negotiation. Create a semi-reason why you are entitled to more favorable terms Asks these questions to drive the price down: What’s the price if I pick it up? When is the sale? What is the sale price? When is the sale? Why are you penalizing me for paying now? Negotiate with an objective in mind, you should never go first in negotiating. Seven magic words to say in negotiating: what’s the least you can live with? Business is about building long-term relationships. Negotiating is all about both parties getting what they want. Discusses advice on customer service from Keith Cunningham, and Bill Wallace. Bo Eason speaks of leadership, and the importance of storytelling. Keep an ear out for Part Two, coming out next week! Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/276

275: How to Perfect the Art of Health Hacking with TJ Anderson

Mar 29, 2017 50:56

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Have you ever wanted to become your own health coach? Wondered how you can possibly hack your health by yourself? Do you constantly find yourself wanting to lose some weight, gain energy, and gain self-confidence? Did you know you can possibly reduce your chance of diabetes and cancer by integrating this? On this episode of the James Swanwick show, retired Miami model turned clinical health coach, TJ Anderson, talks about how he changed his life when he started focusing on his personal health more.

TJ Anderson joins James Swanwick to discuss his new book, “The Art of Health Hacking,” a self help book that teaches you how to both understand your health and become the healthiest version of yourself. TJ details his own personal health experience, and how he had to eliminate things like alcohol in order to become the best version of himself that he could be. During this episode he discusses a few small tips that will bring about giant changes in your life if implemented properly.

Key Takeaways: James is joined by TJ Anderson, a retired Miami model turned clinical health coach turned healthcare entrepreneur. He is a self proclaimed self health hacker and author of the book “The Art of Health Hacking.” Lowering your stress by maintaining routines, will allow you to start to understand your health at its core. You need to get real with how you feel. Your emotions are real, and if you are not truly happy, there are steps you can take to change this. As a young model in Miami, TJ had a strong relationship with alcohol, being surrounded by it constantly in the model scene. When TJ returned back to Iowa after leaving Miami, he decided it was time to work on himself in a few different ways, including both physical health as well as mental health. He learned that healing through biohacking and health optimization is so important for each person. If you want to act like a high performer, then health hacking is for you. It is all about small things with giant benefits. People need to learn to define health and what it means to them. Furthermore, how does their stress relate to this? Once someone realizes that they need a new health regime in order to accomplish who they want to be, then it allows them to decide how to manage their stress. One of the easiest health hacks is learning different breathing techniques. This is a good practice to use throughout the day. Your whole physiology changes when you learn how to breathe properly, as well as your mindset transferring into your energy. Learning how to manage our energy, and transfer it is crucial on a day-to-day basis. Learning habits that will allow you to over power the reptilian part of your brain with the logical piece. Simples exercises like snapping your fingers, drinking a tall glass of water, walking around the block, will help overcome your desires. Just changing your baseline state to feel a little more positive and compassionate towards yourself is important. Do not be afraid to operate the way you want to, simply because other people do things differently. How do we get out of negative self talk? Learning to have self compassion can lead to a healthier self esteem and more positivity in your life.   Check out TJ’s book: The Art of Health Hacking Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/275

274: Harnessing your Neuro-linguistic programming with Tony Wrighton

Mar 27, 2017 43:49

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When you heard the phrase, “Neuro-linguistic Programing,” what first comes to mind? Do you picture mind control tactics? Does a scene from your favorite sci-fi movie come to mind? Often times there is a negative connotation surrounding NLP, and the terminology. In reality, it simply is a form of communication, invented in the 1970’s by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, that focuses on personal development and psychotherapy. NLP is a practice that is used to increase motivation, increase energy vitality, and optimize communication.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show, the topic of Neuro-linguistic Programing is explored, as Tony Wrighton, a British Sky Sports presenter, joins James. Tony is also an author and the host of the “Zestology,” podcast. Zestology is all about health, motivation, and biohacking. Today, he will tell us about how he rewired his brain to create a more improved self awareness. He will also discuss the tropical virus he picked up while exploring the jungle a few years ago and how it changed his life.  

Key Points Neuro-linguistic Programing, a practice that everyone can learn. NLP focuses on increasing energy vitality and motivation in a person. NLP holds a poorly worded name for a great group of skills to optimize mind and body communication. Although NLP is a positive practice, often times you will stumble upon someone using it improperly, or just poorly. There is nothing worse than a bad NLPer. This is usually someone who learns the skills and uses them to get their way on everything, in a more manipulative manner. Tony details his three months in bed because of picking up a tropical virus, when he was barely able to walk down the street. When you are forced to lay low by something so physical like a virus, iy disables you from using NLP. It was a dark time in Tony’s life, and what helped him recuperate as not traditional medication, but functional medicine. This inspired him to always look to functional treatments. Originally, Tony got into NLP by practicing the skills on his radio show, by trying to get people to listen longer, and to gather more listeners. Over a period of four years, he gathered more listeners than the DJ held at the breakfast time slot. NLP is all about tonality and persuasive language. You can harness the power of NLP with more descriptive language, as well as richer language. Bring in sensory Part of NLP is about asking more open ended questions, instead of asking yes or no one’s. An example of this is not asking a child when they want to tidy their room but asking whether they want to do it before or after dinner. A yes set: Three statements that sound like questions, that will be answered with yes, that set a precursor to the actual question you have for them. NLP is a positive practice for yourself as it allows you to reframe negative things in a more positive light. You can reframe, or retell the story that surrounds whatever is happening, simply changing the narrative. We mainly experience the world in terms of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic but, if you have something from the past that is holding you back, simply reframe it. NLP is supposed to be used to inspire someone, to motivate them to get what they want done, but you can also use it to persuade someone. An example of this is by asking a person a question about something that brings an intense emotion of positivity from them. When they reach the climax of description, touch them lightly on the shoulder. Later if you want to persuade them to do something, lightly touch them on the shoulder again. Zestology Podcast Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/274

273: It’s Time for a Change; Where Should I Move?

Mar 24, 2017 14:42

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Is there a place where you have always dreamed of moving to, just haven't made the decision to do so yet? If so, why haven’t you moved there? What is holding you back from acting on these feelings?

Recently I have been tossing around the idea of moving to a new place. I have lived in LA for a while now, and am craving something new and exciting. I would love to live in a place where the entrepreneurial scene is flourishing. A place with a strong sense of community, preferably not a huge city. I want to move to a place where I can connect to the local community, make friends with the locals, and learn about the culture.

Do you live in a place that sounds like the above? Or have you visited a place that reminds you of this?On this episode of the James Swanwick show, James details his desire to move, and asks for suggestions on where to move to.

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Where is the one place that you've visited that made you want to go back and live there permanently one day? I am wondering where is the best place to reside? Not the best place to visit but to live in? I have lived all over the world, mainly in larger cities, including: Backashmarsh, Australia Brisbane Australia London, England Los Angeles, California NYC, New York Buenos Aires, Argentina Magangue  & Bogata Colombia Austin, Texas Recently I have been exploring the idea of picking up everything and moving somewhere new. People have suggested Boulder, CO, Nashville, TN, or the Pacific Northwest; while my mother wants me in Australia. Where do you think I should move to? I have a few minor requirements. I want to be around a positive entrepreneurial lifestyle promoting types of communities. An environment that wasn’t too big, but wasn’t too small. I want a strong feeling of community, something I have not really experienced before. You can lose personal connections in a huge city. If I was interested in a romantic relationship, then I would be interested in someone who had an independent location business, that way if I said I wanted to leave for Australia in five minutes, then she could. I am interested in someone who is health conscious, and holds strong family values. I like LA because of the ability to jump on a plane, and get almost anywhere in a relatively easy fashion. I was not a huge fan of the cold weather in NYC, so warm weather is a bit more preferable. Do the things I listed out remind you where you live? Or remind you of a place you have visited? Let me know, pitch it to me! Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com

272: How to Create a Better You with Luke Storey

Mar 22, 2017 01:04:42

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Do you know that you need to change your life? Do you feel like you live an average life? Do you feel capable of so much more but don’t know what to do? Everyone feels this way at some point in life.

We need to figure out the tools to fix this feeling of mediocrity, or depression. In this episode, James is joined by Luke Storey to explore these tools.

Luke Storey went from being a deadbeat musician in LA to becoming a successful entrepreneur and health and wellness expert. He currently runs the Lifestylist podcast, a podcast that deals with everything from natural health to positive lifestyles even to sex. In this episode of the James Swanwick show

Key Points Everyone has baggage. Everyone feels negative emotions. It is learning how to deal with these negative emotions that is crucial to every individual's life. Things from your childhood are oppressive on your current state! Learn what is holding you back, and try to fix it. James was a womanizer in his twenties, finally realizing that it fed his ego because of his mother’s strong personality that pushed around his father in his childhood. We all have different circumstances that have caused negative things to overtake us in our adulthood. Luke Storey shares the story of his struggle in young adulthood when he constantly struggled with drugs and alcohol abuse. For ten years, Storey found himself under the influence every single day. He realized he could not kick the drug habit with his own willpower alone, so he finally attended rehab where he became sober. Being up in your head, and living in the future will create emotions within you that will create negatives and rumination within you. Principles of health and spirituality will ultimately help you build the life that you want. Luke went from being destructive and negative to a person who radiates mindfulness, and positivity. Tips on changing your life from Luke: First tip: Physical piece. Getting the toxins out of the body. Cleansing, getting on a clean diet. Figuring out what causes your body to thrive. Second tip: Emotional piece. Power of positive thinking. Resisting complaining about anything or anyone. Third tip: Spiritual piece. Applying self honesty and humility in all things. Not being defensive, and being honest. Learning to see yourself for who you are. Luke Storey has worked extensively to become the better version of himself, the desire to do so is innate, but something he has had to work on. He challenges us all to follow in his footsteps, and find the better us. Life Stylist Podcast Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/272

271: Learn Your Insecurities So You Can Avoid Being A Douche

Mar 20, 2017 14:11

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This past week I was at the Traffic and Conversion Conference. I spent the week catching up with friends, and meeting new ones. I was surrounded by internet marketers, entrepreneurs, and a plethora of innovators. One day, during the conference, I was talking to a few new people I had not previously met. While in conversation, I found myself starting to brag about my latest ventures with my company. Furthermore, I found myself throwing out monetary numbers in regards to the growth of my business.

I dislike it immensely when people name drop, or quote their yearly salary, yet there I was, doing the exact same thing. What I realized really quickly was that I was dropping numbers to make up for the insecurities I was feeling while at this conference. I was surrounded by people making ten times more than I was, yet I felt the need to broadcast my success.

Do you ever feel like you are trying to big-note yourself to gain the respect from others? Do you try to undermine your abilities and successes for praise? Does this stem from an insecurity? And are you aware of such insecurity? On this episode of the James Swanwick show, James explains how insecurities can cause us to exploit the things we hold the most disdain for, while instilling even more insecurities within.

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Deliberately and strategically telling people about my new business instead of waiting for it to come up in conversation. This came from insecurity in my own personality. I was, and I am, insecure. The Australian culture is very much against showboating, opposed to the United States I have always struggled with finding a happy balance between sharing your story / success and boasting about your career. If I was secure, I would have been present in the moment, and not just fixated on what these people thought of me. I was so eager for respect from them, and that is a weak part of my personality. Why did I not feel enough? Even though this was a downside to the conference, it is a moment for growth potential. Being transparent with this, forces me to grow uncomfortable. Learning to be comfortable with being uncomfortable will force you to grow in your character. How can I talk about the growth of my business without posting financial numbers? Easy- simply talk about the growth in units. Why have you tried to impress others before with numbers? What does this mean for you? Let me know your thoughts. Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/271

270: How Attending A Conference Earned Me An Extra $150,000 A Year

Mar 17, 2017 26:25

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Do you find yourself often saying “no,” to invitations? When a colleague asks you to attend a seminar, do you shudder at the mention? When your spouse asks you to attend an informational seminar, do you quickly think of a reason not to attend?

Conferences are good for a plethora of reasons, especially if you are truly wanting to learn more about the topic of the conference. Often times people skip out on conferences, or seminars because they do not have the time for the event. If you skip out on these conferences you can miss out on the many ways that you can grow as a person, in turn, growing your business.

In this episode of the James Swanwick show, James details how attending a conference can change your life, and your mentality with things. Not only did this conference increase James intelligence, but it also increased his earnings within his company. Learn how much you can benefit from simply attending a conference or seminar like event, in this episode of the James Swanwick show.

Key Takeaways Recently, and very last minute, I attended the Traffic and Conversion conference in San Diego. I ran into fifty people I already knew, and was introduced to roughly another fifty that I did not know prior. I was able to catch-up with a plethora of friends who I had not seen in a while. The security was loose and did not check most badges when people walked in. It made it easy for me to sneak into three or four sessions. I was able to network with a variety of people all coming from different backgrounds. I even met someone from Brisbane who had my mother as an elementary school teacher. Furthermore, he was the former CEO of my friends company. Small world! I went to a conference, last minute, not knowing what to expect, but expecting the most. I simply went to the conference with an attitude to learn, and I learned more than I could have ever expected. I caught up with a lot of old friends, meanwhile reaching out to people I normally wouldn't, all while making a lot of new friends. I was able to catch up with my friends in the mastermind group, the Brotherhood. Joshua Goldberg, in conversation, helped me with a few problems I have been  experiencing with my business. From one simple piece of advice, I will potentially save thousands of dollars a month. Spending a few minutes with him, will save my business around twenty grand this month alone. If I hadn't gone to the conference, I would not have been in the position to gather this information, and save my business this much money. Go to conferences and seminars when there is a concentration in what you are working in, or trying to improve yourself in. Anything from a health and fitness seminar, to a mindfulness seminar, to a marriage conference, to a pick-up seminar, attending a conference is powerful for you and your life. Figure out what you want to learn, google that topic and the word ‘conference’, book the conference, and just go! Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/270

 

269: Past Pain And Present Energy; How Do You Resolve This? With Cindy Mazzaferro

Mar 15, 2017 55:09

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Do you have past pain? Does past negative energy hold you back from feeling truly happy? Is something in your past weighing you down? Does it bring about an on-going feeling of mediocrity? We all have felt these negative emotions at one time or another.

On this show I interview Cindy Mazzaferro, a motivational speaker, and energy and vibrational healer who details different steps to resolve past pain and present energy. She teachers others how to transform their mental understanding, by taking action steps forward in the opposite direction from what is holding them back.

Do you often times find yourself falling down a negative downward spiral? Or having trouble with positive energy? Find out how you can resolve your problems with negative energy and negative emotions on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways Cindy explains how past energy, and emotions, can trickle into your everyday energy, and often times can affect your mood in a negative way. It is common for feelings of self-anger, resentment, and guilt to create bad vibrations internally, which create unhealthy situations in our body. These unhealthy situations in our bodies can often times manifest into outside bodily issues. There is nothing better, and more important than taking ownership, feeling empowered, and finding your true authentic self. There are practical steps to resolve these problems of insecurity, and emotions of negativity. The first, is to identify the problem that is holding you back. The second, is that every time we start to feel negative, and we are stepping into a situation that brings us this negative energy, we need to be assertive with ourselves by telling ourselves we are powerful. The third is, once you are working on your negative energy in a positive way, then you need to figure out a way to create this positive space in your future. The more often that you focus on your positive energy, the more easy it becomes for you to send out positive energy. As you nurture this, you, yourself, will become a happier person who creates innate patterns within. These patterns will create a comfortable and serene place of community for yourself. Leave behind your life of feeling unhappy, under-valued, unappreciated, lonely, isolated, purposeless, passionless, judged, and unlovable, and start loving yourself fully the way you deserve. YOU are powerful, you can take comfort in yourself, and believe in your own means. Look for Cindy’s newest book, Powerful Beyond Measure, coming out on April 4th Resources:

CynthiaMazzaferro.com

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269: (video) Past Pain And Present Energy; How Do You Resolve This? With Cindy Mazzaferro

Mar 15, 2017 55:32

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Do you have past pain? Does past negative energy hold you back from feeling truly happy? Is something in your past weighing you down? Does it bring about an on-going feeling of mediocrity? We all have felt these negative emotions at one time or another.

On this show I interview Cindy Mazzaferro, a motivational speaker, and energy and vibrational healer who details different steps to resolve past pain and present energy. She teachers others how to transform their mental understanding, by taking action steps forward in the opposite direction from what is holding them back.

Do you often times find yourself falling down a negative downward spiral? Or having trouble with positive energy? Find out how you can resolve your problems with negative energy and negative emotions on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways Cindy explains how past energy, and emotions, can trickle into your everyday energy, and often times can affect your mood in a negative way. It is common for feelings of self-anger, resentment, and guilt to create bad vibrations internally, which create unhealthy situations in our body. These unhealthy situations in our bodies can often times manifest into outside bodily issues. There is nothing better, and more important than taking ownership, feeling empowered, and finding your true authentic self. There are practical steps to resolve these problems of insecurity, and emotions of negativity. The first, is to identify the problem that is holding you back. The second, is that every time we start to feel negative, and we are stepping into a situation that brings us this negative energy, we need to be assertive with ourselves by telling ourselves we are powerful. The third is, once you are working on your negative energy in a positive way, then you need to figure out a way to create this positive space in your future. The more often that you focus on your positive energy, the more easy it becomes for you to send out positive energy. As you nurture this, you, yourself, will become a happier person who creates innate patterns within. These patterns will create a comfortable and serene place of community for yourself. Leave behind your life of feeling unhappy, under-valued, unappreciated, lonely, isolated, purposeless, passionless, judged, and unlovable, and start loving yourself fully the way you deserve. YOU are powerful, you can take comfort in yourself, and believe in your own means. Look for Cindy’s newest book, Powerful Beyond Measure, coming out on April 4th Resources:

CynthiaMazzaferro.com

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268: Double-Down On What Makes You Happy

Mar 14, 2017 27:02

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Everyone has one thing that they love with great emotion. Something that lights up their face with a smile when mentioned in passing. Whether that is a sport, a person, an object, or an action, we all have that one thing that holds importance inside of us. For me, I find great pleasure in watching my favorite band perform.

It all began in 1987, when at the age of 12, I fell in love with Bon Jovi. I was growing up in Brisbane, Australia, when I was invited to my first concert, unaware of how hard I would fall in love with this band. The concert brought great energy and fireworks of emotion. I was hooked. By 1989, the walls of my bedroom were covered in posters, and I was frequently referred to as “James who loves Bon Jovi.” I developed a great passion for their music over the years, and still see them in concert routinely. Usually, I would spend a moderate amount to see them perform, because I never found the more expensive tickets worth it. That was until recently, when I spent $472.50 on a single ticket. It was sporadic, and last minute, but more than worth it.

So why did I spend $472.50 on a ticket, and why do I recommend this action to friends? Find out more about the great rewards in investing in what you love on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways Although I am not the enthusiast that I used to be, the positive memories that carry with Bon Jovi are endless, like the t-shirt I recieved for my 18th birthday, or the Bon Jovi figurine I was gifted for a different birthday. That is why one day I decided to spend $472.50 on a single Bon Jovi Concert Ticket. My love for the band lead me to treating myself to the best seat that I could afford, responsibly. I was seven or eight sections back, direct center, right in front of Bon Jovi. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Attending this concert, and purchasing such an excellent ticket gave me immense satisfaction. Purchasing this ticket made me feel wealthy, and rich, and that the whole world was at my fingertips. It opened my eyes to the freedom that comes with spending on what you love. Not only did it bring me to a high of emotion, but it rewired my brain. It made me realize that doing things independently brings me lots of satisfaction. Being there by myself made me feel an immense power, that I didn’t need a partner, or company to do something like this. It was liberating. It felt good knowing I could invest that amount of money in the concert ticket. It was satisfactory knowing it did not hurt me to invest that much in the concert. It brought me immense happiness knowing I was at a place where I could do that and not worry about it. I have identified something that brings me pleasure, now you have to identify something that does the same to you. Often times we deprive ourselves of joy because of the opportunity cost that comes with it. If you enjoy being with friends, spend more time with them. If you like your family, invest time with them. Invest in what YOU love. First- define what you love the most, and what brings you the most joy in life. Second- pursue this, and then invest in it, whether it is investing your money, or your time. I have never regretted spending almost $500 on a concert ticket, and neither will you if you invest in what brings you the ultimate joy. Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/268

267: How to Stay in Touch With Friends Near & Far

Mar 10, 2017 16:11

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People love to be thought of. Whether it’s a quick Snapchat, or a letter in the mail, the thought that others care enough to reach out has an immense impact on a person. If you can learn simple practices to stay in touch with others, then your relationships will grow, and studies show- you will be happier. On today’s episode I am going to discuss the simplicity and accessibility that technology brings to keeping up with friendships.

We are lucky. It has never been easier to stay in touch with a friend than it is now. The technology that we have allows us to communicate with people that are thousands of miles away, or just a mere block away. It can take seconds to simply send a quick text message, record a quick audio, or even send a video to remind someone that you are thinking about them.

People love to be thought of. Who, in your life, can you just pick up the phone and give a quick call to? Learn the importance of seconds of intentionality with conversation on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways Studies have shown that the happiest people have a good group of friends and acquaintances. These are people that they can count on, people that they have deep relationships with, and history with; is there a point that you would let a friendship peter out? DO NOT let a good friendship peter out, simply send a quick text, voice memo, or video to remind them you are thinking about them. Long distance is no excuse for a poor friendship. Messaging is FREE. There is absolutely no excuse not to send a quick message to a good friend. That said- messaging is lame, you’re still hiding behind the electronic world with small written statements. You cannot tell a tone, expression, or intent with a text message. Recording a quick voice message will allow you to be more personal with someone as they can hear your tone and expression through the message. Audio is more powerful than the written word, I challenge you to leave an audio message for your friend. Next thing you know you will have an ongoing string of voice messages being sent back and forth. Even more personal than audio is a video message. Who wouldn’t love getting a video message from a friend, reminding them they’re still important to them? Everyone has their preference in communication, but if you start sending audio and video messages, you will watch as your long distance friendships become more and more personal with time. Thanks to ever-improving technology, keeping up with friends just keeps getting easier and easier. Take advantage of this. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/267

266: Lessons Learned from Building Businesses with Sophia Parsa

Mar 8, 2017 01:24:11

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Today I’m taking a walk around Hollywood and having a conversation with entrepreneur Sophia Parsa about her journey to building businesses that are successful, that do good, and create positive cashflow.

Along the way, we talk about how to start new relationships, why passion is an essential ingredient to your business idea, the importance of mentorship, and why too many people are worried about others stealing their amazing idea, when the only thing that really matter is execution!

If you’ve ever wanted to start a business, or maybe have one going already, this episode is going to bring you advice to up your entrepreneur game and see success!

Key Takeaways: Start new relationships with the question: How can I help this person? Strike up friendly conversations with no agenda Unless you have passion and an amazing idea, it’s probably foolish to jump into starting a business Instead, go find someone to learn from Put emphasis on building the right team. The people you work with are one of the most important aspects of your business Don’t be reluctant to share for fear that someone else will do it first. Execution is what really matters The specific way that you make introductions and connections is important Make SURE you’re passionate about whatever business you start Be vulnerable with people Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/266

265: Things I Did Wrong Last Week

Mar 6, 2017 46:13

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When things go wrong, it’s extremely important to learn from whatever happened. Otherwise, a mistake is a complete waste! If you carefully learn from your (or other people’s) mistakes, they can actually be a very good thing and an opportunity to learn! On today’s episode, I am going over some of the major mistakes I made last week, so that you don’t have to make them!

When you have conflict in your life, you have two options: You can either let the conflict sit there and simmer just below the surface, or you can confront it head on. If you let it simmer, you will find that it takes up a large amount of mental energy, keeps you from focusing on what you have to focus on, and essentially eats at you as long as it’s there!

Instead, the proper response is to confront it head on! It might be painful, but ripping off the bandaid quickly is far better than trying to go slow and gentle. Don’t let conflicts take up your mental energy, confront them!

Learn from my mistakes to live your best life, on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: Resolve conflicts as fast as you can. When you leave things unresolved, it leaves an open loop, and it eats at you and takes up mental energy When you ignore problems and don’t confront them, they don’t just go away Be prepared for things to go wrong. They always will, and if you’re unprepared you will waste a lot of time When you get into an emotional state, you end up making much worse decisions than you would otherwise Put things in the calendar to make sure they happen Be aggressive about making SURE you do what you say you’re going to do Value your time and put strict limits around it Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/265

264: How to Transition Away From a Job You Hate

Mar 3, 2017 39:40

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A huge amount of the world gets up every day, goes to work, and spends most of their day working at a job they don’t like, or even hate! If you think about this, this is a serious problem, and extremely sad. Most people will spend the majority of their lives at work, and if you hate your work, then you spend the majority of your life doing something you don’t like!

However, there is a growing trend and opportunity for people to transition out of the job they hate and into something they love! And the benefits of making this change are difficult to accurately put into words. They are tremendous! To move away from spending most of your life not happy at work, to spending that times fulfilled and doing something you love is a huge win!

But how do you do it? This is the tricky part, and it’s the part a lot of people mess up. You need to be aware of specific strategies for making the move, understand yourself well enough to know what strategy is best for you, and then execute. Learn how on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: One way to force yourself to make a major change is to “burn the boats” so you have no recourse and have to make it work Or, while you’re doing whatever you’re unhappy with, invest time and effort learning everything you possibly can about what you want to go into You can be almost certain that a lot of people won’t understand your decision to pursue what you really want Each step of the way will include both joy and frustration, and both are important aspects of the learning process If you’re spending time watching TV, Netflix, etc, you’re wasting time that could be spend creating your dream life It doesn’t matter what you SAY you’re going to do, it only matters what you actually do If you say you’re going to do something, DO IT Resources:

How To Beat Procrastination

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263: Take the One Kindness Challenge with John Wang

Mar 1, 2017 55:14

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Did you know that when you do an act of kindness for someone, without the idea of any reciprocation but simply to help someone else out, you are probably getting even more benefit out of it than the person you are helping?

My guest today is John Wang, and he’s talking about why performing an act of kindness is actually, believe it or not, a selfish act! A good selfish act, that everyone should do more of everyday, but a selfish nonetheless because of the tremendous benefit that you will receive from performing the act!

John Wang founded the “One Kindness Challenge,” which is a challenge to perform one act of selfless (but actually selfish) act of kindness everyday! Are you ready to take the challenge?

Key Takeaways: What we do every single day will have tremendous impact, whether negative or positive, whether to ourselves or the world An act of kindness can in fact be a selfish act, because of the tremendous value it brings you! When you help someone, endorphins are released, and you get a type of “helper’s high” When you help someone, it’s important that you do it without the expectation of anything in return Try doing one act of kindness each day Inviting someone to something can be an act of kindness Resources

OneKindness.org

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263: (video) Take the One Kindness Challenge with John Wang

Mar 1, 2017 56:33

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Did you know that when you do an act of kindness for someone, without the idea of any reciprocation but simply to help someone else out, you are probably getting even more benefit out of it than the person you are helping?

My guest today is John Wang, and he’s talking about why performing an act of kindness is actually, believe it or not, a selfish act! A good selfish act, that everyone should do more of everyday, but a selfish nonetheless because of the tremendous benefit that you will receive from performing the act!

John Wang founded the “One Kindness Challenge,” which is a challenge to perform one act of selfless (but actually selfish) act of kindness everyday! Are you ready to take the challenge?

Key Takeaways: What we do every single day will have tremendous impact, whether negative or positive, whether to ourselves or the world An act of kindness can in fact be a selfish act, because of the tremendous value it brings you! When you help someone, endorphins are released, and you get a type of “helper’s high” When you help someone, it’s important that you do it without the expectation of anything in return Try doing one act of kindness each day Inviting someone to something can be an act of kindness Resources

OneKindness.org

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262: Why I Felt Depressed and How I Got out of it

Feb 27, 2017 40:27

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We all have those days, right? Those days when it just feels like everything is going wrong. When nothing comes easy, and each time you try to accomplish a new task, you find yourself blocked by some unforeseen problem. Roadblocks to your productivity pop up out of nowhere, and things that would normally be a breeze to get done are practically impossible.

Sometimes, those momentary setbacks and problems in life can put you in a funk. They put you in this kind of attitude where it seems like everything in your life is going wrong, like you don’t have anything to be thankful for, and like you’re in the worst situation possible.

Whenever this happens, if you look at the actual circumstances, you will almost certainly find that you are definitely NOT in the worst situation, but that doesn’t change how these times can make you feel.

Today, I’m talking about what I do when I find myself in these moods of depression and anxiety, how I deal with it, and how I eventually recover and get myself out. We all go through those times, so listen to this episode for practical tips and tricks to get out of your mental funk and back to your productive self!

Key Takeaways: Small annoying things can all add up to large frustrations. Regardless of all the good things going on in your life, it’s still easy to let yourself get overwhelmed and sink into depression. Be willing to connect with the way that you really feel in the moment, even if it is a negative feeling. Try changing your physiology drastically to quickly adjust your emotional state. Feel and express gratitude. Checkout: FiveMinuteJournal.com Drink lots of water. You can either look at the good, or the bad side of each issue you encounter. Resources:

FiveMinuteJournal.com

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261: How To Permanently Beat Procrastination and FINALLY Accomplish What You Want To

Feb 24, 2017 33:41

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Procrastination plagues almost everyone who dreams about doing great things. Humans are inherently lazy, which means that making progress on anything you want to do is going to be a struggle. But you have a very simple choice: The short term pain of getting off your ass and taking the first step, or the long term, immensely greater pain of regretting not reaching your full potential.

This is the incredible danger of procrastination: It can easily cause you to wake up 10 years, 25 years, or 50 years later, and feel like it passed in an instant without accomplishing what we truly wanted to. If you find yourself held back from taking the first steps in your goals and dreams, consider the very real danger and fear of waking up in 10 years and still being right where you are now.

That fear should spur you to action TODAY! This episode is my call to you to stop being lazy, to stop letting fear hold you back, and to finally beat procrastination and start doing the things you want to do in this life!

Key Takeaways: Almost EVERYONE knows that they’re procrastinating too much A lot of people let the thought of how long something will take keep them from getting started Life will not slow down for you. You simply need to speed up to keep up with it Go FASTER Sometime is NO time Humans beings are inherently lazy, so achievement is a constant fight against that No matter how far you’ve come, you will always struggle with the desire to procrastinate. You just get better at saying no to it Take short term pain over long term struggle every time The struggle makes you appreciate the results more The fear will never go away. You just need to feel the fear and do it anyway Focus on one little step that you can take Change your language to change the way you feel about something Just do it Resources:

JamesSwanwick.com/Procrastination

 

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260: Aaron Marino of Alpha Male on Fashion, Overnight Success, and Business

Feb 22, 2017 01:02:57

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A lot of you will already know my guest today. Aaron Marino of Alpha M is an expert in fashion, self-discovery, confidence, and business. Today we’re talking about fashion, swag, and success for the modern man.

In the current age, an alpha male is a much different thing than it has been throughout history. In previous ages, dressing well was almost considered feminine, and not often conflated with the idea of the alpha male. But all of that has changed, and that is what I’m speaking with Aaron Marino about today.

We also dig into the idea of the overnight success (spoiler alert: it doesn’t exist), the single most important aspect to look at in clothing, and why each failure leads you one step closer to success. All that and more, on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: In the modern age, the idea of an alpha-male is less one-dimensional than it used to be Start helping people. Be self-less to start discovering yourself and gain confidence Overnight success almost never happens. Success take time Fit is the single most important aspect of clothing to consider Develop a grooming habit and stick to it! If you fear starting something, go through the worst-case scenario. It’s probably not that bad Each failure leads you closer to success We buy products that we connect with on an emotional level Alcohol often leads to crappy foods. Quitting alcohol can cause a healthy chain reaction Resources:

PeteAndPedro.com

Tiege.com

Alpha M on Youtube

IAmAlphaM.com

AaronMarino.com

30DayNoAlcoholChallenge.com

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260: (video) Aaron Marino of Alpha Male on Fashion, Overnight Success, and Business

Feb 22, 2017 01:03:45

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A lot of you will already know my guest today. Aaron Marino of Alpha M is an expert in fashion, self-discovery, confidence, and business. Today we’re talking about fashion, swag, and success for the modern man.

In the current age, an alpha male is a much different thing than it has been throughout history. In previous ages, dressing well was almost considered feminine, and not often conflated with the idea of the alpha male. But all of that has changed, and that is what I’m speaking with Aaron Marino about today.

We also dig into the idea of the overnight success (spoiler alert: it doesn’t exist), the single most important aspect to look at in clothing, and why each failure leads you one step closer to success. All that and more, on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: In the modern age, the idea of an alpha-male is less one-dimensional than it used to be Start helping people. Be self-less to start discovering yourself and gain confidence Overnight success almost never happens. Success take time Fit is the single most important aspect of clothing to consider Develop a grooming habit and stick to it! If you fear starting something, go through the worst-case scenario. It’s probably not that bad Each failure leads you closer to success We buy products that we connect with on an emotional level Alcohol often leads to crappy foods. Quitting alcohol can cause a healthy chain reaction Resources:

PeteAndPedro.com

Tiege.com

Alpha M on Youtube

IAmAlphaM.com

AaronMarino.com

30DayNoAlcoholChallenge.com

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259: How do You Make New Friends Fast?

Feb 20, 2017 46:37

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Whether you’ve moved to a new place, decided to level-up the kind of friends you hang around, or just want to broaden your social circle, learning how to make new friends quickly is an essential skill for the human existence. From our earliest ages and through the rest of life, the ability to make new friends plays a large role in your ability to be successful and happy in your life.

This episode is about how to make new friends quickly. Having moved around a lot, I’ve found myself in the position of needing to make new friends quickly several times, and have found out what works well, and what brings the right kind of people into your life. That’s what I’m sharing on this episode, so take notes and learn how to make new friends fast on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: Commit to hosting a social event. Be the host When you are an active connector of people, you make a very good impression on both people Consider joining a sports time, if that’s your thing, to get plugged in quickly Consider organizing meetups around your interests If you want people to be interested in you, you must be interested in them first Whenever you go to a new place, find out from facebook any friends you have who used to live there, and ask them to intro you to anyone you should meet in the area Make a sincere effort. Invite people Say yes to invites. Get into the habit Just go to where the people are Get involved in the community and charity Host a potluck party Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/259

258: When Should You Pay for Coaching vs. Getting It For Free?

Feb 17, 2017 33:03

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These days, it’s possible to find almost anything online. Not only that, if you’re a little tech-savvy, you can even find pirated versions of a lot of content, and effectively “cheat” your way into thousands of dollars worth of content! But the question is: Should you?

What I have learned through trying both ways is that financial investment is essential to get you to really take massive action on what you want to learn. If you don’t invest, and won’t have “skin in the game,” you will continue to procrastinate, and the education will be worth far, far less to you.

That’s why my phone says “pay to get rich.” It’s a bit counterintuitive, isn’t it? But it’s a fundamental truth, and once you learn it and start investing in yourself, you will see your results dramatically improve, and your learning and education will become so much more valuable.

Key Takeaways: You will find that when you pay for coaching, you take it more seriously Skin in the game is what you gain from purchasing coaching Investing enough money to have skin in the game will help you to make the right decision down the road, when you are tempted to be distracted and not follow through You can learn almost anything you need to for free, but WILL YOU? The act of paying for something fuels productivity, clarity and focus Resources:

30DayNoAlcoholChallenge.com

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257: Limitless: Nootropics, Smart Drugs and Brain Hacking with Daniel Schmachtenberger

Feb 16, 2017 01:00:05

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Do you remember the movie “Limitless” with Bradley Cooper? In the movie, Cooper plays a character who gains access to a pill that will give his brain limitless functional capability, and completely turns his life around.

But is something like this possible in the real world?

My guest today is Daniel Schmachtenberger, founder of NeuroHacker, a company working to develop nootropics, a kind “brain pill” that increases brain function, alertness, and productivity. In addition, we’re talking about the kind of diet and lifestyle that results in optimal brain function, so listen to this episode to take your intelligence and brain functionality to the next level!

Key Takeaways: Modern diets tend to be low in the nutrients the brain needs to perform at optimum levels Modern habits also contribute toward sub-optimal brain power Go local and organic for foods that won’t hamper brain functionality For optimal ergonomics, look just slightly up at the screen, with the keyboard low It’s important to understand the difference between facebook friends and deep, interpersonal human relationships Smart drugs and nootropics are not supplements, would not appear in nature, and so boost mental performance beyond the baseline of good nutrition Resources:

NeuroHacker.com

Purchase the NeuroHacker Pills Here, and use discount code "James" for 10% off

JamesSwanwick.com/Procrastination

JamesSwanwick.com/FreeStuff

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257: (video) Limitless: Nootropics, Smart Drugs and Brain Hacking with Daniel Schmachtenberger

Feb 16, 2017 01:01:34

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Do you remember the movie “Limitless” with Bradley Cooper? In the movie, Cooper plays a character who gains access to a pill that will give his brain limitless functional capability, and completely turns his life around.

But is something like this possible in the real world?

My guest today is Daniel Schmachtenberger, founder of NeuroHacker, a company working to develop nootropics, a kind “brain pill” that increases brain function, alertness, and productivity. In addition, we’re talking about the kind of diet and lifestyle that results in optimal brain function, so listen to this episode to take your intelligence and brain functionality to the next level!

Key Takeaways: Modern diets tend to be low in the nutrients the brain needs to perform at optimum levels Modern habits also contribute toward sub-optimal brain power Go local and organic for foods that won’t hamper brain functionality For optimal ergonomics, look just slightly up at the screen, with the keyboard low It’s important to understand the difference between facebook friends and deep, interpersonal human relationships Smart drugs and nootropics are not supplements, would not appear in nature, and so boost mental performance beyond the baseline of good nutrition Resources:

NeuroHacker.com

Purchase the NeuroHacker Pills Here, and use discount code "James" for 10% off

JamesSwanwick.com/Procrastination

JamesSwanwick.com/FreeStuff

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256: Should You Be Picky About Your Friends?

Feb 13, 2017 34:03

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There is a saying that goes, “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” If this is true, there’s almost nothing as important to your ultimate success in life as who you choose to be your friends.

That is why I would argue emphatically that YES, you should be picky about your friend group. If there is an area of your life that you definitely should purposefully be picky about, it is your group of friends. However, it can often be tricky to make smart decisions without hurting people. How can you be diplomatic about the decisions you are making? How do you deal with family?

I’m answering all of that and more on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: Audit your friend group, and ask yourself: Are they pulling you in the right direction, or the wrong? Some people need to break up with several of their friends Understand that you will change, and your friend group might need to change as well When everything is competing for your attention, you need to make careful decisions about what you put your energy into, and you will put a lot of energy into your friends Your friend-group is an area of your life that you should be very picky about But, it’s not all strategic. Think about who makes you happy You don’t always need to cut people off, just be careful about the amount of time you will invest with them Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/256

255: My Biggest Mistakes in Business, So You Don’t Have to Make Them

Feb 10, 2017 35:08

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While it’s true that sometimes you need to make mistakes to learn, hopefully they don’t have to be YOUR mistakes! This means that you can learn from the mistakes of others, through books, podcasts, and mentors.

Today I am talking about the biggest mistakes that I made in business, so that you don’t have to make the same ones. These mistakes were costly, and if someone had told me this I probably could have saved millions of dollars.

So learn from my mistakes, and avoid them in your own business ventures!

Key Takeaways: Learn how to be a “business-person” as soon as you can. Educate yourself! Instead of listening to music to kill time, educate yourself with podcasts and audiobooks If you just listen to educational material while working out instead of listening to music, you could be ahead of most people by about an hour a day! Knowledge is not power. Applied knowledge is power. Do it! Take action! Take the first step. Getting started is so essential, and too many people don’t do it Don’t procrastinate! When you have a thought about something you want to do, take immediate action. Otherwise, you risk procrastination over the long-run Don’t take on too many partners, especially early on in business Assign deadlines to projects, and put them in your calendar Resources:

JamesSwanwick.com/Coaching

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254: Finding the Perfect Romantic Partner for James with Heather Havenwood

Feb 8, 2017 01:04:01

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There are a lot of extremely successful people in measurements of finance, fitness, and many other categories of life, who simply can’t seem to be able to figure out the romantic and relationship side of things, so that is the subject that I’m tackling with Heather Ann Havenwood on today’s episode of the James Swanwick Show.

Heather digs into my own life, past relationships, some of my own preconceived notions about women, what I look for, what has been difficult for me in the past. In fact, this episode basically turned into a “get James a wife” conversation. If you want some practical advice on understanding the often confusing world of relationships, this episode is for you! Hope you enjoy!

Key Takeaways: Marriage, for the woman, is often about security Men have to quickly decipher between “crazy” or “psycho” in a woman We tend to attract what we are Look for a mate who is at a similar level of self-esteem as you Shifting self-esteem is a core change, very difficult to change, which is why it’s better to look for someone who is at a similar level as you rather than to try to change them Feminine and masculine energy are more powerful when they come together than apart Time tested success principles show that masculine and feminine come together for more success together than apart If you may want a prenup, bring it up very early on Be upfront with yourself and people you date about if you want marriage or not Understand how environments shape and affect those in them, and look in the categories that match what you’re looking for Understand the energy that you are looking for in a partner Resources:

HeatherHavenwood.com

Podcast: HeatherHavenwood.com/podcast

DatingTriggers.com

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253: Sharing an Uber with James Swanwick and Brad Blanks

Feb 6, 2017 27:10

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Today’s episode is a bit off the cuff. I’m sharing an Uber with my mate Brad Blanks, on the way to the airport. We’re both trying to switch our flights, but we manage to talk about some really interesting topics that I think you’ll enjoy and find useful.

We get into how I am able to travel the world through entrepreneurialism, why it’s extremely worth it to get coaches, educate yourself, and put effort and money into building the you of the future, and how sometime it can be clarifying to focus on what you don’t want, to better understand exactly what you do want. Enjoy!

Key Takeaways: 90% of success is just showing up Entrepreneurialism can give you the opportunity to travel the world without worrying about stopping the flow of money Get coaches, put effort and money into learning, because it pays off down the road Focus on what you do not want first, to clarify what you do want Never rest on your success, always be looking for what the next thing is Resources:

Are You Still Stick? Youtube video

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252: How to Structure Your Day for Success

Feb 3, 2017 34:23

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The choices that you make about how you structure your day, what you spend your time on, the order that you do things in, has a very direct effect on how productive you are able to be and, as a consequence, how successful you are able to be.

Today I am going through the details of how I structure my day, and specifically how I do so today versus earlier in my life when I was less productive. It’s the little choices that I make throughout the day that, individually don’t seem like much, but add up to a large advantage,

For instance, most people listen to pump-up music or something like that when they’re working out, but I listen to educational material. This simple choice ensures that I get an additional 30-90 minutes of education every single day, and over time, that adds up to far more knowledge.

That is just one of the examples of how I make consciously and very purposeful choices to make sure I am able to get the most out of every day. Learn the rest of them on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: Use a calendar. Too many people don’t even take that step Making a practice of putting everything in your calendar will help you get them done Put anything in a calendar that you really want to make sure happens Give yourself an “impossible,” or difficult, deadline for projects that you want to make happen Use video conferencing if you work with people remotely Write down your goals. This gives you a far better chance of accomplishing Consider a personal assistant, depending on where you are in your career and if it makes sense Understand exactly the value of your time to make a smart decision about paying for people to help you Do multiple things at the same time, like learning while exercising Consider using Binaural beats if you need to really focus for a bit Build a team to help you If you don’t have a lot of money, look to trade services In terms of getting organized, eliminating, and then delegate If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room Put yourself in an environment of people who will push you and make you grow Resources:

ScheduleOnce.com

Binaural Beats on Youtube

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251: Dan Peña on How to Create Wealth, and Why Donald Trump is Good for the Economy

Feb 1, 2017 01:07:11

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Dan Peña is known around the world as the “50 Billion Dollar Man,” because his mentees cumulatively have created over 50 billion dollars worth of wealth. There are not too many, if any, people who can make a claim like that, and today he is bringing his passion and fire to help others create wealth to the James Swanwick Show.

We talk about how President Trump will change the world, why a first impression is so vital, how to grow a pair, why you must get comfortable being uncomfortable, and how to get the money that you need to build and grow a business.

If you’ve felt like you weren’t living up to your full potential before, in business and in life, Dan Peña is the guy to help you get that extra boost, and that is the knowledge and passion that he is bringing to the show today. Enjoy!

Key Takeaways: You only have one chance to make a good first impression, so craft it carefully In a lot of ways, the world has gone soft. People need backbone to survive and thrive Build a personal foundation. Know who you really are You have to get comfortable being uncomfortable Understand where you really want to go, and the sacrifices and decisions that will get you there There's more money available to you than you think Your parents usually mess you up with the mindset they instill in you The majority of the world is unhappy with what they do, and that should not be There is only one standard: Be all you can be Most people, at the end of the day, want to be liked, and this desire is holding them back Resources:

 

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250: Book Review: “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle

Jan 27, 2017 23:34

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If you feel stressed out, like you’re always striving for more and more, and never able to attain it, or like nothing ever goes right for you and you’re constantly fighting an uphill battle, this episode will speak to you directly.

This episode is a book review of the book “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle, which is all about the freedom, joy, and happiness that comes from acceptance. When something goes wrong, act as if it were what you wanted to happen, and spring into action! Take advantage of everything that goes wrong to accomplish something else!

So much of true happiness and contentedness is in how you see the world and circumstances, and this book trains you on how to be happier and more fulfilled in your life through the power of now.

Key Takeaways: A lot of what you want are stories in your head, so when they don’t happen you feel loss, when you really didn’t lose anything because you didn’t have it in the first place This allows you to see what you gain out of difficult situations, rather than what you think you lose Accept conditions and work with them Practice being able to accept things Accept it as if you had chosen it, and then act! See it as an opportunity for something else Complaining makes you a victim, and means you’re not accepting what is If you are unhappy, remove yourself from it, change it, or accept it When something bad happens, look at it as a good sign to make something good happen Live in complete acceptance of what is Resources:

“The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle

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249: How You Can Build a Business for Social Good with Adam Force

Jan 25, 2017 55:46

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In this age of big businesses, there is a subtle change that is starting to take place: Business are starting to focus on doing good! Whereas businesses used to focus exclusively on the bottom line and pocketing more money, social businesses are starting to pop up, whose founders and operators are focused on doing good in the world, and Adam Force is here to talk to us about that change.

The good news is that any business can change or tweak its focus to be more on social good than bottom line revenue, so this episode is a discussion of what the differences are in these two lines of thinking, how businesses can be changed to be more socially conscious, and how to start and build a business from the ground up that has this intent.

Key Takeaways: Younger generations are more interested in buying things from companies that align with their values In social entrepreneurship, you need to think about scaling impact above scaling income Social entrepreneurs work to make money so that they can continue to address the problem that their business focuses on Upfront self exploration is essential in effective social entrepreneurship Look for ways to build scale into the original model of your business Build systems for people to do good into your business Resources:

ChangeCreatorMag.com

Twitter: @Change_Creator

How to Stop Procrastinating

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249: (video) How You Can Build a Business for Social Good with Adam Force

Jan 25, 2017 56:10

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In this age of big businesses, there is a subtle change that is starting to take place: Business are starting to focus on doing good! Whereas businesses used to focus exclusively on the bottom line and pocketing more money, social businesses are starting to pop up, whose founders and operators are focused on doing good in the world, and Adam Force is here to talk to us about that change.

The good news is that any business can change or tweak its focus to be more on social good than bottom line revenue, so this episode is a discussion of what the differences are in these two lines of thinking, how businesses can be changed to be more socially conscious, and how to start and build a business from the ground up that has this intent.

Key Takeaways: Younger generations are more interested in buying things from companies that align with their values In social entrepreneurship, you need to think about scaling impact above scaling income Social entrepreneurs work to make money so that they can continue to address the problem that their business focuses on Upfront self exploration is essential in effective social entrepreneurship Look for ways to build scale into the original model of your business Build systems for people to do good into your business Resources:

ChangeCreatorMag.com

Twitter: @Change_Creator

How to Stop Procrastinating

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248: My Top 10 Likeability Principles

Jan 23, 2017 49:25

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Being liked by other people is an essential aspect to living a happy life. Your happiness is, in some ways, going to be directly proportional to the quality of your friend group, and so making sure that you know exactly how to make yourself more likeable is going to be essential to creating a good social circle.

On today’s episode I am going through my top 10 principles for being likeable. Most people have no idea how to improve in this area. They never think about it! Or maybe they think it is something that is built into who you are, but there are things you can tweak, while being 100% genuinely you, that will improve the likelihood that someone will like you when they meet you.

So learn how to become more likeable on this episode! Make careful not of the below 10 principles, and implement them consistently over time to see real results in your social circle, and, as a consequence, your happiness and quality of life.

The 10 Principles: Remember people’s names. When you do this, it will make a very good impression. People love the sound of their own name Take a genuine interest in the other person. Stop trying to impress people with your story, and try to learn their story Ask great questions. Develop the skill to ask great, not good, questions Find ways to help people Support people, by being their for people in difficult times, and encouraging them Complement the other person genuinely. Find something specific, and make sure it’s genuine Stop sitting around, waiting for people to invite you, and invite them to people! Express vulnerability. Don’t just talk about success, talk about your setbacks, failures, etc Be consistent. Don’t just do these for a short time, but consistently do it over time to see it work Ensure that your words and actions align. Do what you say you’re going to do. Always follow through Resources:

People Skills Reboot: Online Program by James Swanwick

30DayNoAlcoholChallenge.com

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247: My Top 21 Success Principles

Jan 20, 2017 54:21

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Today I’m going over my 21 principles for success. These are the things that I do daily to ensure that my life is setup for as much success as possible. Implement these in your own life to turn it around!Slowly, maybe one at a time, create a habit out of each of these 21 steps.

The Principles: Write down your goals Practice gratitude daily. 2-minutes is enough Meditate. Try using an app like Headspace Daily visualization of the life you want. Be specific, and put it on a board Hold yourself accountable to other people for what you want to do Get consistent feedback on your work Daily exercise. Not regular, but every single day Be an “ask-hole.” Always ask for help, and always ask for what you want Invite people to do things with you Stop complaining. No matter how much you have to complain about, find something positive Don’t by GOOP: the Good Opinion of Other People. If you believe in something, go for it Pay to get rich. Invest in yourself through coaches, mentorships, books, training, etc. Pay to get better Practice radical honesty Practice radical forgiveness Be a complementing machine. Always find something to compliment people about Use the concept of “sets and reps” to get better at everything in your life Take 100% responsibility for your life Smile. It’s as simple as that. Make a habit of it Just do it. If you’re wondering if you want to do something, you probably do, so just do it Just do it NOW! Don’t wait. The best time to do anything is right now Be persistent. Never, ever, give up! Resources:

FiveMinuteJournal.com

Headspace.com

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246: (video) The Mind and Body of a Lifelong Endurance Athlete, with Dr. David Minkoff

Jan 18, 2017 01:01:52

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Do you ever wonder how some people have endurance beyond what seems at all normal? It seems that Dr. David Minkoff as cracked the code. He has run 41 Ironmans, and it doesn’t seem like he’s stopping anytime soon.

Today, we’re talking about the mindset behind endurance competition, as well as health aspects. Dr. Minkoff has a vast knowledge about amino acids, their importance and their use, proteins, as well as the inner game of endurance.

Whether you’re an endurance athlete or not, this conversation is packed with information to help live healthier and happier. Enjoy!

Key Takeaways: Work to acclimate your mind to the idea that things will come up, but if you persevere, you will get through it For endurance training, try to break the super long distances into chunks you can understand Don’t compare yourself with your younger self or other people. Compare yourself with what you know you can do Improvement, and the feeling that you’re getting somewhere, is extremely important in keeping you happy There are 22 different amino acids that our body uses A vegetarian diet can be good for vitamins, but bad for protein and amino acids Resources:

DRMinkoff.com

246: The Mind and Body of a Lifelong Endurance Athlete, with Dr. David Minkoff

Jan 18, 2017 01:00:32

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Do you ever wonder how some people have endurance beyond what seems at all normal? It seems that Dr. David Minkoff as cracked the code. He has run 41 Ironmans, and it doesn’t seem like he’s stopping anytime soon.

Today, we’re talking about the mindset behind endurance competition, as well as health aspects. Dr. Minkoff has a vast knowledge about amino acids, their importance and their use, proteins, as well as the inner game of endurance.

Whether you’re an endurance athlete or not, this conversation is packed with information to help live healthier and happier. Enjoy!

Key Takeaways: Work to acclimate your mind to the idea that things will come up, but if you persevere, you will get through it For endurance training, try to break the super long distances into chunks you can understand Don’t compare yourself with your younger self or other people. Compare yourself with what you know you can do Improvement, and the feeling that you’re getting somewhere, is extremely important in keeping you happy There are 22 different amino acids that our body uses A vegetarian diet can be good for vitamins, but bad for protein and amino acids Resources:

DRMinkoff.com

245: (video) 3-Ways To Increase Your Self-Confidence

Jan 16, 2017 05:56

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Self confidence is the single ingredient that is completely essential to almost anything you want to do. But it’s so difficult to understand exactly how to increase it, isn’t it? Sometimes, it seems like you’re either born with it or not.

The good news is that you certainly can improve it, and YahYa Bakkar is showing us exactly how on today’s episode!

The 3-Ways Understand that your self-worth is not connected to your net-worth or your social worth Don’t compare your chapter 1 to somebody else’s chapter 20 People who are confident are confident even in the things that they lack Resources:

YahYa Bakkar on Youtube

YahYa.tv

245: 3-Ways To Increase Your Self-Confidence

Jan 16, 2017 05:56

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Self confidence is the single ingredient that is completely essential to almost anything you want to do. But it’s so difficult to understand exactly how to increase it, isn’t it? Sometimes, it seems like you’re either born with it or not.

The good news is that you certainly can improve it, and YahYa Bakkar is showing us exactly how on today’s episode!

The 3-Ways Understand that your self-worth is not connected to your net-worth or your social worth Don’t compare your chapter 1 to somebody else’s chapter 20 People who are confident are confident even in the things that they lack Resources:

YahYa Bakkar on Youtube

YahYa.tv

244: (video) How To Set Your Life Up For Calm Happiness

Jan 13, 2017 05:34

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Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/244

Why do humans love the ocean so much? Why is it that we enjoy going to the beach? What draws us to the open fields, meadows, and water?

As it turns out, our brains are simply wired this way. From an evolutionary, self-preservation standpoint, the open spaces would have allowed us to see danger sooner, to be able to react more quickly.

This is why being in these spaces provides us with a sense of calm and relaxation. We feel subconsciously feel safer in these places, and it is because of our brain’s wiring.

This means that we should always make the effort to find places like that to relax. If you’re feeling especially stressed for any reason, or you just want to calm your mind and relax, seek out the ocean or an open area. Also, consider carefully where you move, as living somewhere without this sort of space could be a mistake.

Enjoy this episode, and if you like the show, please leave a rating and review in iTunes.

Key Takeaways: Humans love open space, greenery, water, trees, flowers, etc This is not just because it looks pretty Our brains are evolved to enjoy this sort of thing for survival So we need to understand our primal brains, and what it is that will appeal to it If you’re looking for somewhere to live, take this into account Spend time in these places to feel calmer, more at peace Resources:

“Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe” by Jim Davies

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/244

244: How To Set Your Life Up For Calm Happiness

Jan 13, 2017 05:34

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Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/244

Why do humans love the ocean so much? Why is it that we enjoy going to the beach? What draws us to the open fields, meadows, and water?

As it turns out, our brains are simply wired this way. From an evolutionary, self-preservation standpoint, the open spaces would have allowed us to see danger sooner, to be able to react more quickly.

This is why being in these spaces provides us with a sense of calm and relaxation. We feel subconsciously feel safer in these places, and it is because of our brain’s wiring.

This means that we should always make the effort to find places like that to relax. If you’re feeling especially stressed for any reason, or you just want to calm your mind and relax, seek out the ocean or an open area. Also, consider carefully where you move, as living somewhere without this sort of space could be a mistake.

Enjoy this episode, and if you like the show, please leave a rating and review in iTunes.

Key Takeaways: Humans love open space, greenery, water, trees, flowers, etc This is not just because it looks pretty Our brains are evolved to enjoy this sort of thing for survival So we need to understand our primal brains, and what it is that will appeal to it If you’re looking for somewhere to live, take this into account Spend time in these places to feel calmer, more at peace Resources:

“Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe” by Jim Davies

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/244

243: (video) How to Pitch and Convince Anyone with Josh Muccio of The Pitch

Jan 11, 2017 54:09

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Understanding how to convince somebody to do something is one of the most important skills that you will ever learn in life. While it’s obviously important in business, being persuasive is essential to almost to accomplishing anything that you want to accomplish, because you will nearly always have to convince others of your idea and point of view.

Josh Muccio is the host the podcast The Pitch, which is currently starting on its second season.

The Pitch is the Shark Tank of podcasts. On it, founders of startups pitch investors for money, trying to convince them to invest in their idea or business. So it’s safe to say that Josh knows a thing or two about pitching.

This episode goes through the specific steps that you need to understand, with certainty and clarity, when pitching. The things you need to practice, the angle you need to take with your words, and how you must present yourself.

If you would like to know how to be more persuasive in your life, this episode is for you! And remember to checkout season 2 of The Pitch.

Key Takeaways: How you say something is almost just as important as what you say Always be excited, be exciting, and be memorable Don’t get too focused about the features of what you do. Focus on the broad overview Lead with benefits, not with features Make sure that the target of your pitch fully understands the problem Focus on hitting the reptilian, non-thinking, but more feeling, side of your brain Understand that, somewhere along the process, you have to sell you and your team, which means you must have a tremendous amount of faith in yourself and your team Name accomplishments of team, forget names at first Leverage your own choice as a founder, and that you’re looking for someone and something specific Don’t be worried about people stealing your idea! Instead, execute yourself! Involve other people in your dream and along the journey Investors invest in people more than ideas Resources:

The Pitch Podcast

The Pitch on iTunes

Swannies Blue Light Blocking Glasses

243: How to Pitch and Convince Anyone with Josh Muccio of The Pitch

Jan 11, 2017 53:10

Description:

Understanding how to convince somebody to do something is one of the most important skills that you will ever learn in life. While it’s obviously important in business, being persuasive is essential to almost to accomplishing anything that you want to accomplish, because you will nearly always have to convince others of your idea and point of view.

Josh Muccio is the host the podcast The Pitch, which is currently starting on its second season.

The Pitch is the Shark Tank of podcasts. On it, founders of startups pitch investors for money, trying to convince them to invest in their idea or business. So it’s safe to say that Josh knows a thing or two about pitching.

This episode goes through the specific steps that you need to understand, with certainty and clarity, when pitching. The things you need to practice, the angle you need to take with your words, and how you must present yourself.

If you would like to know how to be more persuasive in your life, this episode is for you! And remember to checkout season 2 of The Pitch.

Key Takeaways: How you say something is almost just as important as what you say Always be excited, be exciting, and be memorable Don’t get too focused about the features of what you do. Focus on the broad overview Lead with benefits, not with features Make sure that the target of your pitch fully understands the problem Focus on hitting the reptilian, non-thinking, but more feeling, side of your brain Understand that, somewhere along the process, you have to sell you and your team, which means you must have a tremendous amount of faith in yourself and your team Name accomplishments of team, forget names at first Leverage your own choice as a founder, and that you’re looking for someone and something specific Don’t be worried about people stealing your idea! Instead, execute yourself! Involve other people in your dream and along the journey Investors invest in people more than ideas Resources:

The Pitch Podcast

The Pitch on iTunes

Swannies Blue Light Blocking Glasses

242: Early Warning Signs of Alcoholism

Jan 9, 2017 06:00

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Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/242

Most people don’t have a huge problem with alcohol, and many people in my 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge program have come to it, not because they have a severe problem, but because they want more out of life!

But there are also people who should not be drinking because of some early warning of alcoholism signs that are starting to show up.

But how do you know?? What are the signs to watch out for??

This episode is all about how you can know you have a problem and take care of it before it becomes a bigger issue. Listening carefully, and check the list below, to make sure you’re not headed this direction. If you’re at all worried, or if you just want more from life, consider taking the 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge.

You could be headed towards alcoholism if: You need to drink more to get the same effect, you’re heading the direction of alcoholism You spend a lot of time drinking and recovering You continue to drink even though it harms your relationship You cannot quit or control your drinking You experience withdrawal symptoms Resources:

How to Treat Withdrawal Symptoms (video)

“30 Day No Alcohol Challenge” by James Swanwick (book)

30 Day No Alcohol Challenge

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/242

242: (video) Early Warning Signs of Alcoholism

Jan 9, 2017 06:00

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Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/242

Most people don’t have a huge problem with alcohol, and many people in my 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge program have come to it, not because they have a severe problem, but because they want more out of life!

But there are also people who should not be drinking because of some early warning of alcoholism signs that are starting to show up.

But how do you know?? What are the signs to watch out for??

This episode is all about how you can know you have a problem and take care of it before it becomes a bigger issue. Listening carefully, and check the list below, to make sure you’re not headed this direction. If you’re at all worried, or if you just want more from life, consider taking the 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge.

You could be headed towards alcoholism if: You need to drink more to get the same effect, you’re heading the direction of alcoholism You spend a lot of time drinking and recovering You continue to drink even though it harms your relationship You cannot quit or control your drinking You experience withdrawal symptoms Resources:

How to Treat Withdrawal Symptoms (video)

“30 Day No Alcohol Challenge” by James Swanwick (book)

30 Day No Alcohol Challenge

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/242

241: (video) How to Talk to Any Girl with Confidence

Jan 6, 2017 15:21

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Do you feel like you’re constantly seeing girls, or anyone really, that you want to approach, but you have this little voice inside your head saying they’re probably too busy, or they don’t want to you, etc?

If so, you’re like most people! Everyone struggles with this! But the key is to take the fear and anxiety you’re feeling, and turn it into excitement! Take the negative of fear and turn it into the positive of excitement

In addition, understand that most people, in fact, love to be approached, and love the attention! By approaching someone on the street randomly, you are probably actually doing them a favor that they will enjoy!

There’s a lot more to get into on this episode, so enjoy, and commit to approaching people you want to meet, even when you’re scared!

Key Takeaways: Transfer fear into excitement! Use the energy of fear for something good in the moment Don’t let yourself live with the regret of not approaching someone that you want to You never know what will come from sucking it up, and just jumping into a conversation despite the fear Think about what the worst is that could happen. It’s usually not that bad! Tell yourself that the moment you’ve said “hi,” you’ve already won! Don’t let the idea that the person you want to approach doesn’t want to speak to you hold you back Understand that the majority of time, people like attention, so give it to them! Resources:

People Skills Reboot

RSDMax on Youtube

Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/241

241: How to Talk to Any Girl with Confidence

Jan 6, 2017 15:19

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Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/241

Do you feel like you’re constantly seeing girls, or anyone really, that you want to approach, but you have this little voice inside your head saying they’re probably too busy, or they don’t want to you, etc?

If so, you’re like most people! Everyone struggles with this! But the key is to take the fear and anxiety you’re feeling, and turn it into excitement! Take the negative of fear and turn it into the positive of excitement

In addition, understand that most people, in fact, love to be approached, and love the attention! By approaching someone on the street randomly, you are probably actually doing them a favor that they will enjoy!

There’s a lot more to get into on this episode, so enjoy, and commit to approaching people you want to meet, even when you’re scared!

Key Takeaways: Transfer fear into excitement! Use the energy of fear for something good in the moment Don’t let yourself live with the regret of not approaching someone that you want to You never know what will come from sucking it up, and just jumping into a conversation despite the fear Think about what the worst is that could happen. It’s usually not that bad! Tell yourself that the moment you’ve said “hi,” you’ve already won! Don’t let the idea that the person you want to approach doesn’t want to speak to you hold you back Understand that the majority of time, people like attention, so give it to them! Resources:

People Skills Reboot

RSDMax on Youtube

Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/241

240: Managing Alcohol Withdrawal in the Real World

Jan 4, 2017 07:35

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Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/240

If you, like many in my program are giving up alcohol here at the beginning of 2017, then you will need some advice and real-world tips about how to deal with alcohol withdrawal, and that is what this episode is all about.

While I do advocate the use of certain supplements, it’s important to always try the most natural remedies first, before moving on to anything else.

However, sometimes quitting alcohol can be a very difficult thing, and my goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to accomplish. So listen to this episode to understand how to handle a life without alcohol, until you get to the point where you really just don’t even want to drink anymore!

Key Takeaways: When you first give up alcohol, in the first few days you may shock your system, and not see the benefits right away. After that time, you definitely will Go for a walk, breath, and meditate Try natural remedies first Supplements: NAC Lithium Orotate Vitamin C B Vitamins Niacin Vitamin A Milk Thistle Kudzu Resources:

30DayNoAlcoholChallenge.com

“30 Day No Alcohol Challenge” by James Swanwick

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/240

239: What Is Your Particular Relationship with Alcohol and What Does It Mean?

Jan 2, 2017 05:39

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Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/239

Almost everyone can fit into one broad category of their relationship to alcohol, and this episode is about exploring what those different types of relationships mean for everyone, and what is ideal.

A lot of people are what is considered “social drinkers.” It doesn’t really seem like they have any big problem with alcohol, but it just happens to be a part of almost all of their social interactions. This was the kind of drinker I was.

In some ways this level can be the most sneaky, because it’s very difficult to realize that you have a problem, or that your life could be so much more without the alcohol. But it’s absolutely the case!

So enjoy this episode exploring the different types of relationships that people can have with alcohol, and then consider joining the January group of the 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge!

Key Takeaways: A lot of people are what are considered “social drinkers,” people who drink on a regular basis, it doesn’t feel like an addition, but it is in sneaky ways Alcohol is simply not healthy, regardless of the amount If you feel like you need a drink to relieve your stress, it doesn’t mean you’re an alcoholic, but you should find other ways to accomplish the same thing When you quit, and perhaps stay quit, you’ll realize that almost everything in your life improves After you quit alcohol for 30 days, you can always go back if you want to. Most, however, would rather stay non-alcohol after they experience what it is like Resources:

“30 Day No Alcohol Challenge” by James Swanwick

30DayNoAlcoholChallenge.com

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/239

238: How to Be Social and Have Fun Without Alcohol

Dec 30, 2016 10:02

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Most people consider alcohol to be an absolute requirement of any social interaction they have. Whether they’re hanging at the bar, on a date, or doing almost anything social, it’s like they feel that they must be drinking!

The truth is that you simply don’t have to drink to have a good time! In fact, there are a myriad of ways that you can have the best time of your life without alcohol involved.

You do, however, have to be a bit more creative about what you choose to do. You can’t just fall back on the same “hang out at the bar” plan, you have to actually think!

The result of thinking about it and doing something creative, however, is that the event an interaction will be so much more memorable for it, and you will actually have a much better time! Try it! Try out some of the activities mentioned in this episode, and see how much more your life can be without alcohol!

Key Takeaways: Most people think that alcohol is required for social interactions. But it doesn’t have to! Use your creativity to come up with different and better ways to hang out with people that don’t include alcohol Giving up alcohol will actually help you surround yourself with the type of people you will want to be around 7-Fun Non-Alcoholic Activities: Morning hike Go for a walk in the sunshine or the snow Meet at a cafe or juice bar Run errands together Meet for desert Get silly on a novelty date, like mini-golf or something else Try pretending to be a tourist in your own town Resources:

“The 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge” book by James Swanwick

30DayNoAlcoholChallenge.com

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/238

237: How to SMASH 2017, and Stick to Your Resolutions - Brisbane Meetup

Dec 29, 2016 21:34

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Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/237

What are your goals for 2017? And how do you plan to accomplish them?

Many people make New Year's resolutions, promising to live better and to turn into the person that they want to be in 2017, and yet most of those resolutions fall flat by about 2-3 months into the new year, if not before. Why is it so hard to stick with new resolutions?

In this episode, I am talking with some people in Brisbane about their resolutions, and some of the tactics I teach to help people make their resolutions a long-term reality.

If you have ideas for ways that you want to smash 2017, but are at all worried that you will have a hard time sticking with your resolutions, this episode is for you! Learn how to make 2017 your best year yet, on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: When you feel the fear, acknowledge it, and then just do it anyway! Take time to travel when you can, because you never know when things will change and it will get more difficult Establish a daily morning routine to kill everyday in 2017 Look into getting a gratitude journal Be very specific about your goals, both in exactly what you want to do and by what date you want to do it Write down your goals for a much higher chance of achieving them. Better yet, write them down everyday to keep them continual on your mind Resources:

How to Read a Book a Day

Swannies Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Tai Lopez’s 67 Steps

FiveMinuteJournal.com

30DayNoAlcoholChallenge.com

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/237

236: What to Do When People Pressure You to Drink - Book Reading from 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge Book

Dec 27, 2016 15:33

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Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/236

Most people are pressured by other to drink alcohol. In fact, most people who would rather give up alcohol continue to drink it simply because everyone else is, and it’s scary to think about being made fun of or ostracized from a group because of your decision not to drink.

On today’s episode my Mom and I are reading from my new book, “The 30-Day No Alcohol Challenge: Your Simple Guide To Easily Reduce Or Quit Alcohol.” We’re going through the topics of what to say when you feel pressured to drink, how to respond, and why no one actually cares whether you drink or not! And if they really, really do, why are you keeping them in your life?

We’re also discussing why most people think they want a drink to relieve stress, when in reality they just want to relieve the stress, which they could be doing without alcohol! I’m going through the list of the myriad of ways that you could be relieving stress without turning to alcohol, and why it’s such a better choice to do that instead of drink alcohol!

Enjoy this episode, and remember to sign up for the 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge to start 2017 off right, get your life in order, become more productive and turn into the person that you know you can be! Sign up here: 30DayNoAlcoholChallenge.com

Key Takeaways: Nobody actually cares that you're not drinking. You’re overthinking it if you think that they do Make jokes about not drinking, and show them that you don’t care. People can’t make fun of you if you have a light hearted attitude about it Use excuses if you feel you must. There is no end of potential excuses you can use Just repeat what your favorite non-alcoholic drink is People think they want a drink to relieve the stress, but really they just want to be relieved of the stress, so try the following to relieve the stress without alcohol Go for a walk Do 60 seconds of star-jumps or burpees Walk barefoot on the grass Breath deeply and slowly Drink lots of water Be grateful, and write it down in a gratitude journal Upgrade your sleep. Get some Swannies! Get off the grid. Turn the phone off! Give back to the world Hydrate more Become an inflammation-busting machine! Anything else that helps you specifically not be stressed! Resources:

30DayNoAlcoholChallenge.com

Swannies Blue Light Blocking Glasses

“The 30-Day No Alcohol Challenge: Your Simple Guide To Easily Reduce Or Quit Alcohol” by James Swanwick

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/236

235: What Can 100-Mile Runs Teach Us About Life? With Ryan Young

Dec 21, 2016 45:41

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Most people can’t even imagine running 10 miles, let alone a 26.2 mile marathon, let alone a 100+ mile ultra-marathon! Yet that’s exactly what today’s guest does, and he’s on the James Swanwick Show today to help us understand a bit more about living the best life possible from the point of view of an ultra-marathoner.

As Ryan Young says, running can turn into a sort of meditation as you get better and better at it, and it’s important for everyone to find out what that thing is that they can do, that will get them into that space of calm meditation. For Ryan, it’s running, but it doesn’t have to be that for you. What’s important is that you pay attention to what gets you into the right state of mind, calms you inside and helps you see everything in your life in perspective, and then create a regular habit of doing that thing.

There is a lot of wisdom to be learn from this episode about achieving success, pushing through difficult barriers, staying calm in the face of adversary, and much more, so enjoy this one with Ryan Young!

Key Takeaways: Running can be a very effective form of meditation, especially as you get better and better at it At longer distances, nutrition becomes incredibly vital When it comes to nutrition, it’s really important to study and find out exactly what works for you, as opposed to anyone else There’s a peace that comes with running and getting familiar with the elements that can be very therapeutic Long distance running shows you the incredible value and importance in preparing The value of community in something like an ultra-marathon is immense, and shows the value of community in everyday life Resources:

FaceBook

Instagram

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/235

234: (video) How to NOT Waste Your One Shot at Life

Dec 19, 2016 06:23

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What sort of perspective do you have on life? Do you keep in mind, every day, that this is your own life? That you will not have another chance to do whatever you want to do, so you better put everything you have and not put off anything that you want to do until tomorrow?

That is the concept behind this episode: You will die, so do what you want to do. Don’t put it off! Life your life as best as you can, and don’t let anyone else tell you how you should be living your life, because it’s your one life! Live it to the fullest!

Key Takeaways: If you only have one life, you better life it to the absolute fullest Consider the amount of opportunities you have as compared with so many other people, now and through history, and don’t live a day without taking advantage of it When you remember that you are going to die, it inspires you to simply do what you want to do Resources:

30DayNoAlcoholChallenge.com

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/234

234: How to NOT Waste Your One Shot at Life

Dec 19, 2016 06:07

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Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/234

What sort of perspective do you have on life? Do you keep in mind, every day, that this is your own life? That you will not have another chance to do whatever you want to do, so you better put everything you have and not put off anything that you want to do until tomorrow?

That is the concept behind this episode: You will die, so do what you want to do. Don’t put it off! Life your life as best as you can, and don’t let anyone else tell you how you should be living your life, because it’s your one life! Live it to the fullest!

Key Takeaways: If you only have one life, you better life it to the absolute fullest Consider the amount of opportunities you have as compared with so many other people, now and through history, and don’t live a day without taking advantage of it When you remember that you are going to die, it inspires you to simply do what you want to do Resources:

30DayNoAlcoholChallenge.com

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/234

233: (video) 5-Ways to Accomplish ANY Goal in Life with Brandon Carter

Dec 17, 2016 06:50

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What if there was a simple, 5-step process that you could use over and over again to accomplish any goal you set out to accomplish in your life? There is! Today, Brandon Carter is revealing his simple 5-step method to destroy any goal you set in your life.

On of the most important steps is discipline. As brandon says, you can spend all of your time getting motivated to do things, but if you don’t have the discipline to continue to work even when the motivation starts to wear off, you will never be able to accomplish your goals!

So listen very carefully, and use these steps the next time you want to accomplish something great in your life!

5 Steps to Accomplish Anything: Make a firm decision Build good habits You are whatever you repeatedly do Discipline Make a plan Track your results and make adjustments accordingly Resources:

Brandon Carter on Instagram

BrandonCarter.com

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/233

233: 5-Ways to Accomplish ANY Goal in Life with Brandon Carter

Dec 17, 2016 06:49

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What if there was a simple, 5-step process that you could use over and over again to accomplish any goal you set out to accomplish in your life? There is! Today, Brandon Carter is revealing his simple 5-step method to destroy any goal you set in your life.

On of the most important steps is discipline. As brandon says, you can spend all of your time getting motivated to do things, but if you don’t have the discipline to continue to work even when the motivation starts to wear off, you will never be able to accomplish your goals!

So listen very carefully, and use these steps the next time you want to accomplish something great in your life!

5 Steps to Accomplish Anything: Make a firm decision Build good habits You are whatever you repeatedly do Discipline Make a plan Track your results and make adjustments accordingly Resources:

Brandon Carter on Instagram

BrandonCarter.com

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/233

232: How to Crush Depression with Elite Man Justin Stenstrom

Dec 14, 2016 48:18

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Some studies show that 1 in every 5 people suffer from some sort of depression at some point in their lives, and rates of depression have been rising over the last 100 years, even as the quality of life has improved. So it’s not always about what is going on in a life, but rather about biology, as well as tendencies, and can be set off by very difficult times in life.

Justin Stenstrom of The Elite Man Magazine is on the podcast today to talk about ways that you can get over depression and start to really live the life you want! Far too many people let depression, or just down times in their lives, hold them back from who they want to be, and Justin is laying out the 8 steps to get out of that place in your life and onto living the life you want!

Whether you suffer from depression now, have in the past, or just want to know how to live a healthier more full life to avoid any potential issues in the future, this episode is for you! Enjoy!

Key Takeaways: Having depression is one of the most paralyzing and energy, life-draining things someone can go through While depression has a lot to do with biology, there are also very real and practical steps that you can take to improve it Understand that the process changing your life and moving out of depression will take time Tell other people who are close to you what you are going through. Don’t hold it in The last thing you should do is sit around at home 9 Steps to Overcome Depression: Realize that you’re not going crazy, that you’re 100% normal, and that many other people face the same problems Hypnosis, meditation, or yoga Live in the present moment Exercise regularly Improve your sleep Improve your diet Take supplements if you need to Get out and socialize. Meet people! Find a purpose in your life Resources:

EliteManMagazine.com

Twitter: @JustinStenstrom

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232: (video) How to Crush Depression with Elite Man Justin Stenstrom

Dec 14, 2016 49:03

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Some studies show that 1 in every 5 people suffer from some sort of depression at some point in their lives, and rates of depression have been rising over the last 100 years, even as the quality of life has improved. So it’s not always about what is going on in a life, but rather about biology, as well as tendencies, and can be set off by very difficult times in life.

Justin Stenstrom of The Elite Man Magazine is on the podcast today to talk about ways that you can get over depression and start to really live the life you want! Far too many people let depression, or just down times in their lives, hold them back from who they want to be, and Justin is laying out the 8 steps to get out of that place in your life and onto living the life you want!

Whether you suffer from depression now, have in the past, or just want to know how to live a healthier more full life to avoid any potential issues in the future, this episode is for you! Enjoy!

Key Takeaways: Having depression is one of the most paralyzing and energy, life-draining things someone can go through While depression has a lot to do with biology, there are also very real and practical steps that you can take to improve it Understand that the process changing your life and moving out of depression will take time Tell other people who are close to you what you are going through. Don’t hold it in The last thing you should do is sit around at home 9 Steps to Overcome Depression: Realize that you’re not going crazy, that you’re 100% normal, and that many other people face the same problems Hypnosis, meditation, or yoga Live in the present moment Exercise regularly Improve your sleep Improve your diet Take supplements if you need to Get out and socialize. Meet people! Find a purpose in your life Resources:

EliteManMagazine.com

Twitter: @JustinStenstrom

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131: (video) How to Get Rid of Your Insecurities Around Women

Dec 12, 2016 09:14

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If you feel insecure around women, this episode is for you. I’m speaking with Owen Cook about the exact techniques that will help you get passed your own insecurities about who you are, what you look like, and what you deserve in life.

Most men find themselves nervous and insecure, especially around beautiful women. It’s essential to be able to move passed this insecurities, understand your value, and portray that to the world.

That’s what this episode is all about, so listen up and take notes to learn and improve your life, today on the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: The security of a man often has nothing to do with his physical appearance Even good looking people will seem less attractive when they are insecure Get out of the comparison frame, and just start taking action Understand that no matter where you get to, you will  always have insecurities When you realize that everyone is focused on judging themselves, you can stop comparing yourself poorly to others Go inside yourself and ask yourself what is valuable to you Resources:

Owen Cook on YouTube

RSDBootCamp.com

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131: How to Get Rid of Your Insecurities Around Women

Dec 12, 2016 09:13

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If you feel insecure around women, this episode is for you. I’m speaking with Owen Cook about the exact techniques that will help you get passed your own insecurities about who you are, what you look like, and what you deserve in life.

Most men find themselves nervous and insecure, especially around beautiful women. It’s essential to be able to move passed this insecurities, understand your value, and portray that to the world.

That’s what this episode is all about, so listen up and take notes to learn and improve your life, today on the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: The security of a man often has nothing to do with his physical appearance Even good looking people will seem less attractive when they are insecure Get out of the comparison frame, and just start taking action Understand that no matter where you get to, you will  always have insecurities When you realize that everyone is focused on judging themselves, you can stop comparing yourself poorly to others Go inside yourself and ask yourself what is valuable to you Resources:

Owen Cook on YouTube

RSDBootCamp.com

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230: How to 10X Your Success and Finally Get Things Done!

Dec 9, 2016 09:16

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Would you like to learn how to 10X your success in life, and finally get the things actually done that you would like to do?

This episode is all about the specific steps that it takes for you to see success in your life. I’m talking about how to set goals that are achievable, that your brain can comprehend, and that you can accomplish!

I’m also talking about the importance of accountability groups, and having people around you who know your goals and will hold you accountable for them, as well as how to break through mental blocks.

If you’ve ever wanted to accomplish more with your life, this episode is for you, and will give you the tools that you need to 10X your success! Enjoy!

Key Takeaways: It’s easy to get caught up in your own mind about your goals and whether you’re achieving them or not It’s important to break a large goal into much smaller goals A team of people who are holding you accountable for your goals helps Don’t set goals for anything further out than 90 days, because the mind has a hard time comprehending anything that far off Then, break those 90 days into 2-week sections Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/230

230: (video) How to 10X Your Success and Finally Get Things Done!

Dec 9, 2016 09:34

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Would you like to learn how to 10X your success in life, and finally get the things actually done that you would like to do?

This episode is all about the specific steps that it takes for you to see success in your life. I’m talking about how to set goals that are achievable, that your brain can comprehend, and that you can accomplish!

I’m also talking about the importance of accountability groups, and having people around you who know your goals and will hold you accountable for them, as well as how to break through mental blocks.

If you’ve ever wanted to accomplish more with your life, this episode is for you, and will give you the tools that you need to 10X your success! Enjoy!

Key Takeaways: It’s easy to get caught up in your own mind about your goals and whether you’re achieving them or not It’s important to break a large goal into much smaller goals A team of people who are holding you accountable for your goals helps Don’t set goals for anything further out than 90 days, because the mind has a hard time comprehending anything that far off Then, break those 90 days into 2-week sections Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/230

229: Tai Lopez on How to Be Successful

Dec 7, 2016 54:49

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At this moment, you are the youngest you will ever be.

Have you ever taken the time to think about that? To really let it soak in, and realize the incredible value and opportunity that you have right now?

This episode is with Tai Lopez, and we’re talking about how not to waste the time that we have alive, to live it to the fullest, and to be successful in what we’re trying to do. We talk about reading a book a day, about mentors, about why you must look for progress and not perfection, as well as much more.

If you want to learn how to be successful and to achieve more happiness in your life, this episode is for you! Listen up and take notes!

Key Takeaways: The world doesn’t need more people running after quick fame and fortune. It needs more people in the long run Look for progress, not perfection Understand what your end-game is, and make sure that each day moves you a little closer to that Reading books allows you to steal all the best ideas from other people Books allow you to simulate life, and learn from it, instead of learning through making actual mistakes You either learn how to live the good life from other people (mentors and books), or you don’t and suffer in desperation You can do anything, as long as it’s not forever. Grit your teeth and do it if you need to Life is an investment, and if you don’t invest in yourself you will regret it Resources:

Evolutionary Psychology

Civilization and its Discontents

Managing Oneself

The Selfish Gene

The Lessons of History

Tai Lopez’s 67 Steps

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229: (video) Tai Lopez on How to Be Successful

Dec 7, 2016 55:12

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At this moment, you are the youngest you will ever be.

Have you ever taken the time to think about that? To really let it soak in, and realize the incredible value and opportunity that you have right now?

This episode is with Tai Lopez, and we’re talking about how not to waste the time that we have alive, to live it to the fullest, and to be successful in what we’re trying to do. We talk about reading a book a day, about mentors, about why you must look for progress and not perfection, as well as much more.

If you want to learn how to be successful and to achieve more happiness in your life, this episode is for you! Listen up and take notes!

Key Takeaways: The world doesn’t need more people running after quick fame and fortune. It needs more people in the long run Look for progress, not perfection Understand what your end-game is, and make sure that each day moves you a little closer to that Reading books allows you to steal all the best ideas from other people Books allow you to simulate life, and learn from it, instead of learning through making actual mistakes You either learn how to live the good life from other people (mentors and books), or you don’t and suffer in desperation You can do anything, as long as it’s not forever. Grit your teeth and do it if you need to Life is an investment, and if you don’t invest in yourself you will regret it Resources:

Evolutionary Psychology

Civilization and its Discontents

Managing Oneself

The Selfish Gene

The Lessons of History

Tai Lopez’s 67 Steps

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228: How to Always Have Something to Say to Women with Owen Cook

Dec 5, 2016 19:52

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There are few things that terrify and paralyze men more than talking to women. Most men want to desperately, and that desire and desperation is the very thing that holds them back, keeps them from doing, and then not being successful when they finally get up the gumption to go for it. Men spend tons of time worrying about what they are going to say, trying desperately to avoid running out of things to say to women at that critical moment.

Today I have Owen Cook of “Real Social Dynamics” on the podcast, and we’re talking about how to never run out of things to say to women. We’re going over a lot of tips, but one of the most important ones is that you have to understand and fully believe that what you have to say, and what you are saying in the moment, is good and has value simply because you are saying it, and not for the actual content. When you truly believe that, you will display confidence and what you are saying will be attractive.

And there is so much more in this one. So pick up a pen and paper to take notes, because whether you’re in the dating scene, or you just want to make sure that in social situations you never run out of things to say, this episode will give you the tools you need. Enjoy!

Key Takeaways: Often not having anything to say is a “lagging indicator” of other issues in your life In social interactions you should not be worries about what to say, you should be focused on the person Whatever you have to say has value purely because it comes from you If you think what you have to say is valuable, it will be attractive to who you’re talking to You must believe in what you have to say What you have to say is interesting because you find it interesting Whatever you feel is what the person you’re talking to will feel Always approach anyway, even if you don’t feel like everything is in your favor Lower your standards of how good what you have to say is It’s not what you say, but the energy behind what you say Don’t plan ahead, stay in the moment Resources:

Owen Cook on YouTube

RSDBootCamp.com

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228: (video) How to Always Have Something to Say to Women with Owen Cook

Dec 5, 2016 19:54

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There are few things that terrify and paralyze men more than talking to women. Most men want to desperately, and that desire and desperation is the very thing that holds them back, keeps them from doing, and then not being successful when they finally get up the gumption to go for it. Men spend tons of time worrying about what they are going to say, trying desperately to avoid running out of things to say to women at that critical moment.

Today I have Owen Cook of “Real Social Dynamics” on the podcast, and we’re talking about how to never run out of things to say to women. We’re going over a lot of tips, but one of the most important ones is that you have to understand and fully believe that what you have to say, and what you are saying in the moment, is good and has value simply because you are saying it, and not for the actual content. When you truly believe that, you will display confidence and what you are saying will be attractive.

And there is so much more in this one. So pick up a pen and paper to take notes, because whether you’re in the dating scene, or you just want to make sure that in social situations you never run out of things to say, this episode will give you the tools you need. Enjoy!

Key Takeaways: Often not having anything to say is a “lagging indicator” of other issues in your life In social interactions you should not be worries about what to say, you should be focused on the person Whatever you have to say has value purely because it comes from you If you think what you have to say is valuable, it will be attractive to who you’re talking to You must believe in what you have to say What you have to say is interesting because you find it interesting Whatever you feel is what the person you’re talking to will feel Always approach anyway, even if you don’t feel like everything is in your favor Lower your standards of how good what you have to say is It’s not what you say, but the energy behind what you say Don’t plan ahead, stay in the moment Resources:

Owen Cook on YouTube

RSDBootCamp.com

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227: (video) The Guts to Get Ahead in Life! With Brad Blanks

Dec 3, 2016 07:36

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This is a short conversation about what it takes to get what  you want out of life. Most people are too scared, or perhaps think they don’t deserve, true happiness and fulfillment in their life, when the truth is that what you want is already there, waiting for you to grab it! Too many people refuse to reach out for it at all.

Brad Blanks is talking about his life journey, and what it took for him to start seeing success and fulfilment in his life. We dig into some of the details of what brings actual fulfillment in a life, and how to find that, and then how to go for it! Don’t miss it, on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: A lot of times, in order to do what you want to do, you just need the courage to jump right in! Be ready, because you never know when the “break” might come, and you really don’t want to find yourself unready when it does You need to find something that will give you fulfillment and excitement to get up each morning Just say yes, and figure the rest out later! Resources:

BradBlanks.com

Twitter: @BradBlanks

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227: The Guts to Get Ahead in Life! With Brad Blanks

Dec 2, 2016 07:35

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This is a short conversation about what it takes to get what  you want out of life. Most people are too scared, or perhaps think they don’t deserve, true happiness and fulfillment in their life, when the truth is that what you want is already there, waiting for you to grab it! Too many people refuse to reach out for it at all.

Brad Blanks is talking about his life journey, and what it took for him to start seeing success and fulfilment in his life. We dig into some of the details of what brings actual fulfillment in a life, and how to find that, and then how to go for it! Don’t miss it, on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: A lot of times, in order to do what you want to do, you just need the courage to jump right in! Be ready, because you never know when the “break” might come, and you really don’t want to find yourself unready when it does You need to find something that will give you fulfillment and excitement to get up each morning Just say yes, and figure the rest out later! Resources:

BradBlanks.com

Twitter: @BradBlanks

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226: How to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone with Till Gross

Nov 30, 2016 37:43

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Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/226 “Do things your afraid of, just to realize that nothing bad actually happens.” - Till Gross (click to tweet)

Getting out of your comfort zone is one of the most important skills you can master in your life, if you want to learn how to do more, be more, achieve, and have more happiness in your life, and today’s episode is all about how to do just that!

Till Gross is here talking about the ways that we try has hard as we possibly can to avoid rejection, when in reality, even when you are rejected, nothing bad happens! Life continues as usually, and it really doesn’t even hurt that bad!

In order to get beyond our fear we need to continually do the things that we fear the most in order to ingrain in our minds that our fear is in fact not justified! Nothing too painful happens, and we are none the worse, even if we end up getting rejected!

Till is also talking about the specific exercises that we can do to make sure that we are continually getting out of our comfort zone. Learn what they are on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

“It’s not all about not fearing or feeling pain, but about not letting any of that hold you back.” - Till Gross (click to tweet) Key Takeaways: Fear of rejection is instilled deep inside of you because of our evolutionary history, even though there are not the same kind of real world consequences to rejection that there used to be Because of fear of pain, most people don’t walk up to people and talk to them, so most of us don’t realize that the pain isn’t even there As you continue to put yourself in those situations over and over again, you realize that there is no real pain It’s not all about not fearing or feeling pain, but about not letting any of that hold you back Do things your afraid of, just to realize that nothing bad actually happens Comfort zone challenge are all about making fun of yourself, not other people Often the struggle to succeed is what brings the most happiness and brings meaning in your life Resources:

ComfortZoneCrusher.com

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225: Consistency: The Secret to Progress and Eventual Success in Life

Nov 28, 2016 25:43

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If there is one single thing that separates those who are able to progress in life, and meet with eventual success, it is certainly the ability to be consistent. More than anything, this is the difference from those who get to where they want to be and those who don’t.

Without consistency, it is nearly impossible to actually get anything done! You will find yourself continually starting new activities, trying to instill new habits,  but none of it will ever lead to success and improvement in your life.

Therefore, if you can be consistent, you can accomplish almost anything! This episode digs into the importance of consistency in life, and practical ways to ensure that consistency is a part of your life. Learn how to create success through consistency on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: Consistency is what separates those who succeed and progress from those you don’t Consistency is one of the things that you can learn and apply to every area of life to see better progress in it If you don’t want to do something, try counting down “3, 2, 1, GO” and jump up and do it! People overestimate what they can do in a day, but underestimate what they can do in a year Be consistent in your efforts to keep up with friends, old and new, staying in contact with them regularly Ask yourself what you can be consistent about in your life Resources:

47DayHabitHacker.com

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224: How Can I Read a Book a Day?

Nov 25, 2016 47:15

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On the days when I read a book, I read a full book every day. This means that I go through books and learn more much faster than most people, who often struggle to read a book a week! Think about the endless possibilities after you have developed the ability to read one book every day! You will be far smarter, and will have essentially downloaded the wisdom of the smartest people into your brain! You can’t put a price on that.

But the key is to master the fine art of strategically attacking each book with the goal in mind of assimilating as much knowledge as possible in the shortest amount of time possible. In order to accomplish this, I usually read the back of the book first, followed by a wikipedia page about it. Then I will read through the table of contents to get a better feel for content and understand the structure, after which I will start the process of carefully skimming. I go into a lot more detail in this episode.

Most people get too caught up on the idea of reading and internally pronouncing every single word in the books that they read, when in reality this is a huge waste of time if the goal is to assimilate as much knowledge as possible in as short a time as possible. My method accomplishes this goal, and it is how I manage to read a book a day. Learn how in this episode!

Key Takeaways: Most people think that reading a book a day is impossible, because they feel it is necessary to read every single word, rather than focusing on what they learn People look down on skim reading, when sometimes it is all that is necessary to assimilate all the contents of the book, and gain all the benefit of reading Reading non-fiction, all you need to do is learn whatever you can, however you can Underline things you can return to in the future, to reinforce something you’ve learned Schedule the time to read a book. Put it on the calendar to commit to making it happen! It’s hard to quantify the value of reading a book a day. It puts you way ahead of most people! James’ Process to Read a Book a Day: Read the back of the book first to understand what the book is about Go to contents and read the name of the chapters to understand the layout and basic content Go to wikipedia and get an even better understanding of the content and thesis of the book When you do read the contents, let your eyes scan over the words, rather than pronouncing every word in your head. It takes practices, but you can learn to comprehend everything using this technique Take away everything you can learn, as fast as you can, so you can put it to practice in your own life, and don’t waste more time than you have to reading it! Resources:

Blog Post: How to Read a Book a Day

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224: (video) How Can I Read a Book a Day?

Nov 25, 2016 47:34

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On the days when I read a book, I read a full book every day. This means that I go through books and learn more much faster than most people, who often struggle to read a book a week! Think about the endless possibilities after you have developed the ability to read one book every day! You will be far smarter, and will have essentially downloaded the wisdom of the smartest people into your brain! You can’t put a price on that.

But the key is to master the fine art of strategically attacking each book with the goal in mind of assimilating as much knowledge as possible in the shortest amount of time possible. In order to accomplish this, I usually read the back of the book first, followed by a wikipedia page about it. Then I will read through the table of contents to get a better feel for content and understand the structure, after which I will start the process of carefully skimming. I go into a lot more detail in this episode.

Most people get too caught up on the idea of reading and internally pronouncing every single word in the books that they read, when in reality this is a huge waste of time if the goal is to assimilate as much knowledge as possible in as short a time as possible. My method accomplishes this goal, and it is how I manage to read a book a day. Learn how in this episode!

Key Takeaways: Most people think that reading a book a day is impossible, because they feel it is necessary to read every single word, rather than focusing on what they learn People look down on skim reading, when sometimes it is all that is necessary to assimilate all the contents of the book, and gain all the benefit of reading Reading non-fiction, all you need to do is learn whatever you can, however you can Underline things you can return to in the future, to reinforce something you’ve learned Schedule the time to read a book. Put it on the calendar to commit to making it happen! It’s hard to quantify the value of reading a book a day. It puts you way ahead of most people! James’ Process to Read a Book a Day: Read the back of the book first to understand what the book is about Go to contents and read the name of the chapters to understand the layout and basic content Go to wikipedia and get an even better understanding of the content and thesis of the book When you do read the contents, let your eyes scan over the words, rather than pronouncing every word in your head. It takes practices, but you can learn to comprehend everything using this technique Take away everything you can learn, as fast as you can, so you can put it to practice in your own life, and don’t waste more time than you have to reading it! Resources:

Blog Post: How to Read a Book a Day

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223: Does Self-Improvement Cause Suffering? With Derek Rydall

Nov 23, 2016 52:45

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Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/223 “The acorn doesn’t go out and try to improve and achieve the oak, it already has it inside itself.” - Derek Rydall (click to tweet)

If you’re listening to this podcast, you’re probably at least a little bit interested in self-improvement, and I am as well. But are there instances and situations where self-improvement, and even more the mindset that usually comes with self-improvement work, is bad for us, and actually causing more suffering than it is helping?

Today’s guest is Derek Rydall, and he is speaking with me about the various ways that self-improvement work can cause us to focus on the wrong thing. As he says, the acorn does not need to go out and try to improve itself into a tree. It just needs to be in the right environment, and it will naturally transform into the mighty oak that it was meant to become.

The key, then, is to make sure that all of the aspects of the environment are correct in order to allow yourself to grow into what you already have inside you. By focusing too much on improvement, productivity, or other things, you may in fact be hurting your own personal growth, and missing what is really important! Learn more on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

“Often when people are focusing on ‘productivity,’ it is a way of avoiding something deeper.” - Derek Rydall (click to tweet) Key Takeaways: Sometimes self improvement just helps you see where you lack, and doesn’t help you create a solution The acorn doesn’t go out and try to improve and achieve the oak, it already has it inside it There’s a perfect pattern within the soil of our soul You can’t improve on who you are. What you can do is create the right conditions so that what is already there can emerge Self development is the process of cultivating the conditions inside and out that will produce the potential that is inside you Too often people who get obsessed with self improvement end up manipulating what is around them to look different, when fundamentally they are the same The way most people think about productivity is getting a lot done. But there is a difference between business, or purposefully focusing on doing what you are designed to produce People who are successful are rarely driven by a need to be productive Often when people are focusing on ‘productivity,’ it is a way of avoiding something deeper Your condition does not determine your destiny, your character does Resources:

DerekRydall.com

MyEmergenceBook.com

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222: How to Constantly Make New Friends and Acquaintances

Nov 21, 2016 26:36

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/222 “You can make more friends in one month being interested in other people than in a year trying to make them interested in you.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet)

Everyone knows that person who seems like they’re friends with everyone. Everywhere the go, they know people, they’re always saying hi to old friends and greeting people. Everyone wants to be that person. Not only do them appear very popular and well-connected, they also have much more opportunities that come their way, both business and personal, because of their many connections.

But how do you become that person?

That is what this episode is all about. At a party recently I recorded this episode where I walk around and ask a variety of people what it takes to make new friends, keep old ones, and create a life full of deep, meaningful friendships.

This episode is their answers. There is a huge variety of good advice inside, and if you carefully put these pieces of advice into practice and turn them into habits, you’ll see your friends multiplying, your network expanding, you will find more opportunities coming to you, and your quality of life will rise. All through making new friends. Learn how on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

“If you want to make new friends, start by being genuinely helpful to people.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet) Key Takeaways: It’s essential that you are genuine in all of your interactions If you are trying to impress people, people will notice and it will turn them off to you If you’re going to a new city, associate with people who have friends, and make their friends your friends Be willing to constantly put yourself out there to find friends If you want to make friends, always go to where the people are When a conversation is one-sided, and the other person is zoned out while you’re talking, you don’t want to be friends. So be very careful not to do that yourself! Make the effort to put energy out there and support people as much as you can If you feel obligated to do something, give yourself permission not to do it If you want to go to parties, you have to host parties as well. You can’t always be the guest You can make more friends in one month being interested in other people than in a year trying to make them interested in you Be genuinely helpful to people Resources:

People Skills Reboot

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221: (video) Why You Should Care About Bees with Maryam Henein

Nov 16, 2016 47:32

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Bees are in trouble. What does that mean for you? Did you know that bees actually pollinate 1 out of every 3 bites you take?? That means that without them, a very large portion of the foodline starts to fall apart! In fact, they are responsible for so much that no one really knows exactly what the result of bees’ extinction would be be, but it would definitely be disastrous.

It really is time to start taking note, and responsibility for our environment, and that is what I’m discussing with Maryam Henein on this episode. Maryam directed Vanishing of the Bees, a documentary available on Netflix, Hulu and elsewhere, all about what is going on with bees and what that means for humanity.

But we get into a lot more than that on this episode. So take notes if you want to learn how to eat healthier, be more conscious about the environment, and live a better life, and the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways Honey bees pollinate 1 in every 3 bites that we eat. Without the pollination, a huge amount of the food supply would go away Bees are leaving and dying at an alarming rate All beekeepers, all around the world, are reaching the same conclusions about bees The quality of the soil is essential to how healthy the plants are that we eat Be careful and critical about the marketing around healthy eating. A lot of it is just clever marketing, and not healthier. Research! There is an awakening happening, in terms of eating healthy and taking care of the world. And paying careful attention to the bees needs to be part of that It’s very unfair that you have to pay extra for organic food. You have to pay extra to not be poisoned Understand that your skin is your biggest organ, so never put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t eat because of the ingredients Resources:

HoneyColony.com

VanishingBees.com

3rd Rock Sunscreen

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221: Why You Should Care About Bees with Maryam Henein

Nov 16, 2016 46:23

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Bees are in trouble. What does that mean for you? Did you know that bees actually pollinate 1 out of every 3 bites you take?? That means that without them, a very large portion of the foodline starts to fall apart! In fact, they are responsible for so much that no one really knows exactly what the result of bees’ extinction would be be, but it would definitely be disastrous.

It really is time to start taking note, and responsibility for our environment, and that is what I’m discussing with Maryam Henein on this episode. Maryam directed Vanishing of the Bees, a documentary available on Netflix, Hulu and elsewhere, all about what is going on with bees and what that means for humanity.

But we get into a lot more than that on this episode. So take notes if you want to learn how to eat healthier, be more conscious about the environment, and live a better life, and the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways Honey bees pollinate 1 in every 3 bites that we eat. Without the pollination, a huge amount of the food supply would go away Bees are leaving and dying at an alarming rate All beekeepers, all around the world, are reaching the same conclusions about bees The quality of the soil is essential to how healthy the plants are that we eat Be careful and critical about the marketing around healthy eating. A lot of it is just clever marketing, and not healthier. Research! There is an awakening happening, in terms of eating healthy and taking care of the world. And paying careful attention to the bees needs to be part of that It’s very unfair that you have to pay extra for organic food. You have to pay extra to not be poisoned Understand that your skin is your biggest organ, so never put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t eat because of the ingredients Resources:

HoneyColony.com

VanishingBees.com

3rd Rock Sunscreen

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220: The Apps and Technology I Use To Stay Productive and Efficient

Nov 14, 2016 29:52

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I get asked a lot about the tools I use to stay productive, work with my team, and keep on top of both my personal and business life. This episode is going to be a quick run through of the apps that I have found the most useful to getting things done.

It’s important to use the right tools. I’ve gone through a lot of tools to come up with the ones that I am recommending today. They work well, are stable, and fulfill a very important role for me. Try some of them out, see what you think, and let me know how it goes! Enjoy the show.

Apps Mentioned:

Blinkist

InstaCart

Post Mates

Task Rabbit

ToDoist

WhatsApp

Fandango

GoDaddy

Skurt

Lighting Science

Award Wallet

Calm

Headspace

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/220

219: (video) James’ Nightly Routine for Daily Success

Nov 11, 2016 06:04

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When it comes to having a productive day, the night before is absolutely essential! There are specific steps that you can take to ensure that the following day is going to be productive, and that you are going to get done what you need to do!

Today I’m walking you through my own personal nightly process to make sure that I wake up knowing exactly what needs to be done, and with the passion and commitment to follow it through! It really is a system, and on this episode I am giving you my system to make sure you have a successful day.

So listen up and take notes! Try implementing these tips before you go to bed tonight, and see what the following morning feels like! Enjoy!

Key Takeaways: Use Swannies for a couple hours before bed every night Plan for tomorrow today Find the ONE thing you MUST do tomorrow, the night before Besides that, make a list Keep quotes and other things that will keep you motivated next to your workspace Prepare your gym bag the day before, if you plan to workout first thing in the morning, so that you have less barrier to actually working out Resources:

SwanwickSleep.com

JamesSwanwick.com/67Steps

30DayNoAlcoholChallenge.com

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/219

219: James’ Nightly Routine for Daily Success

Nov 11, 2016 05:45

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When it comes to having a productive day, the night before is absolutely essential! There are specific steps that you can take to ensure that the following day is going to be productive, and that you are going to get done what you need to do!

Today I’m walking you through my own personal nightly process to make sure that I wake up knowing exactly what needs to be done, and with the passion and commitment to follow it through! It really is a system, and on this episode I am giving you my system to make sure you have a successful day.

So listen up and take notes! Try implementing these tips before you go to bed tonight, and see what the following morning feels like! Enjoy!

Key Takeaways: Use Swannies for a couple hours before bed every night Plan for tomorrow today Find the ONE thing you MUST do tomorrow, the night before Besides that, make a list Keep quotes and other things that will keep you motivated next to your workspace Prepare your gym bag the day before, if you plan to workout first thing in the morning, so that you have less barrier to actually working out Resources:

SwanwickSleep.com

JamesSwanwick.com/67Steps

30DayNoAlcoholChallenge.com

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/219

218: (video) Is it Hip to be Sober? With Holly Whitaker

Nov 9, 2016 52:59

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Is it cool to be sober? A lot of people drink to fit in, to be more like their peers, and to foster a sense of tribe and protect that tribe. But today’s episode questions all of that.

My guest today is Holly Whitaker of Hip Sobriety, and she is talking about the ways that the social norms are slowly moving from being completely accepting of drinking, to understanding the drawbacks of drinking, to the point where alcohol use my even be condemned by society in the future, as cigarettes have been in the current age.

Is society moving towards being less accepting of drinking? Has it started to become ‘hip’ to be sober? When we quit drinking, do we endanger the sense of tribe that was find so important? Does that even matter? There are some many questions here, and we dig into all of them to find answers for you around what it means to live a sober, better life. Learn all about it on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: Giving up drinking can be like claiming your freedom Even when drinking isn’t like “hell” in your life, it can be holding you back in significant ways Alcohol touches every bit of your life, and removing it is freedom Quitting drinking can be difficult because of the tremendous societal pressure to drink Humans have an innate fear of anything that threatens their ‘tribe,’ and sometimes it feels like quitting drinking will threaten the tribe A big part of the reason that addictions are able to take hold is because people don’t assess where they are and what their relationship with alcohol is A lot of the fear people have around drinking is that they think they will be boring or unsociable, but it’s just not true Resources:

HipSobriety.com

HomePodcast.org

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/218

218: Is it Hip to be Sober? With Holly Whitaker

Nov 9, 2016 51:59

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Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/218

Is it cool to be sober? A lot of people drink to fit in, to be more like their peers, and to foster a sense of tribe and protect that tribe. But today’s episode questions all of that.

My guest today is Holly Whitaker of Hip Sobriety, and she is talking about the ways that the social norms are slowly moving from being completely accepting of drinking, to understanding the drawbacks of drinking, to the point where alcohol use my even be condemned by society in the future, as cigarettes have been in the current age.

Is society moving towards being less accepting of drinking? Has it started to become ‘hip’ to be sober? When we quit drinking, do we endanger the sense of tribe that was find so important? Does that even matter? There are some many questions here, and we dig into all of them to find answers for you around what it means to live a sober, better life. Learn all about it on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: Giving up drinking can be like claiming your freedom Even when drinking isn’t like “hell” in your life, it can be holding you back in significant ways Alcohol touches every bit of your life, and removing it is freedom Quitting drinking can be difficult because of the tremendous societal pressure to drink Humans have an innate fear of anything that threatens their ‘tribe,’ and sometimes it feels like quitting drinking will threaten the tribe A big part of the reason that addictions are able to take hold is because people don’t assess where they are and what their relationship with alcohol is A lot of the fear people have around drinking is that they think they will be boring or unsociable, but it’s just not true Resources:

HipSobriety.com

HomePodcast.org

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/218

217: Is Obsessing Over Your Sports Team a Waste of Time?

Nov 7, 2016 30:49

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How much do you watch sports? Do you obsess over sports? Are you always checking your phone to see what the latest news is about your sports team? Do you spend hours every week watching the game, and then many more analyzing it after the game? Does it stress you when they’re doing poorly? Do you put emotional energy into your team?

That’s exactly how I used to be. But this episode is about a better way. This is not to say that you cannot or even should not have a sports team that you are invested in and keep up with. In fact, there are reasons to do so, including the added happiness that it may bring into your life.

However, it’s important to be completely aware that any time, energy, and emotion put into that is directly being taken from something else. Any effort, time, money, or energy that you put into sports cannot be used in any way to further other areas of your life.

The trade-off is the most important thing to understand. If sports makes you happier, perhaps it is worth it. But maybe you can find a better way to keep up with your team. Maybe you just watch the highlights, or a recording after the fact so you can skip all the commercials and save tons of time. Whatever your strategy is, ensure that you have a strategy, and that you aren’t just following the flow of what it seems like everyone else is doing. Be purposeful about exactly how much of your life you want to invest in sports.

Key Takeaways: People get caught up in sports teams like they rarely get caught up in anything else Anything that makes you happy has a certain amount of value However, it becomes a problem whenever your obsession with a sports team takes away from other parts of your life There is an opportunity cost, when you are putting too much time and emotional energy into a sports team 3 hours spent on a game is always going to be 3 hours not spent on something else in your life Understand the cost in terms of the opportunity to do other things Consider following someone you want to emulate with the same sort of fervor you would put into following your favorite sports player Look into creative ways that you can scale back your sports obsession, and put that valuable time into other areas that will have a larger payoff for you It’s fine to watch and enjoy. Just be purposeful about how much time, energy, and emotion you put into it, knowing that it’s all being pulled from some other area of your life Resources:

Change Your Habits, and Change Your Life: 47-Day Habit Hacker

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/217

216: (video) Why DisneyLand is NOT the Happiest Place on Earth

Nov 4, 2016 06:03

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A lot of people spend a lot of money to feel happy. Whether it’s going to DisneyLand, taking vacations, visiting exotic locations, or whatever it is. People think they need to pay, or have some sort of extremely special or unusual experience to be happy. But that is simply not the case!!

Happiness comes from a variety of places. But at the end of the day, happiness is a choice. It’s a way of life. People are miserable at DisneyLand all the time, whether it’s because their kids or their spouse make them miserable, if they are stressed out about work and letting that ruin their trip, DisneyLand, by itself, cannot make you happy.

You have to actively seek happiness, and be smart about the things that you know will bring more of it into your everyday life. Helping other people, doing good for other people, living in the moment, soaking up everything that is around you, progress in your goals, hard work, all of these things can bring happiness! Know yourself, realize when you are truly happy, and create more of those moments in your life!

Key Takeaways: The happiest place on earth is wherever you decided to be the happiest in the moment Happiness is a choice you make Practice daily gratefulness to create more happiness in your life Purposefulness in building the life you want produces happiness But understand that ups and downs always occur, and that is actually what makes the happy times happy Analyze your feelings, to notice when you are the most happy, to create more of that in your life Helping people will bring you happiness Resources:

Learn how to create better habits in your life

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216: Why DisneyLand is NOT the Happiest Place on Earth

Nov 4, 2016 05:37

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A lot of people spend a lot of money to feel happy. Whether it’s going to DisneyLand, taking vacations, visiting exotic locations, or whatever it is. People think they need to pay, or have some sort of extremely special or unusual experience to be happy. But that is simply not the case!!

Happiness comes from a variety of places. But at the end of the day, happiness is a choice. It’s a way of life. People are miserable at DisneyLand all the time, whether it’s because their kids or their spouse make them miserable, if they are stressed out about work and letting that ruin their trip, DisneyLand, by itself, cannot make you happy.

You have to actively seek happiness, and be smart about the things that you know will bring more of it into your everyday life. Helping other people, doing good for other people, living in the moment, soaking up everything that is around you, progress in your goals, hard work, all of these things can bring happiness! Know yourself, realize when you are truly happy, and create more of those moments in your life!

Key Takeaways: The happiest place on earth is wherever you decided to be the happiest in the moment Happiness is a choice you make Practice daily gratefulness to create more happiness in your life Purposefulness in building the life you want produces happiness But understand that ups and downs always occur, and that is actually what makes the happy times happy Analyze your feelings, to notice when you are the most happy, to create more of that in your life Helping people will bring you happiness Resources:

Learn how to create better habits in your life

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/216

215: (video) Learn Your Chronotype to Optimize Your Life with Dr. Michael Breus

Nov 2, 2016 55:02

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/215 “When you do something is extremely important. Most people only think about what to do, not when to do it.” - Dr. Michael Breus (click to tweet)

We know that everyone is different. People have different personalities, different habits, different sleep patterns, and different emotions. But what we don’t often realize or think about is how this affects the specific times of day that we should be doing specific things. Dr. Michael Breus has written a book called “The Power of When” that allows you to find out exactly what your chronotype is, and use that information to help you choose the ideal time of day to do specific things!

It all comes from taking Dr. Breus’ test, which will show you exactly what chronotype you are. After you learn that, the book goes into all kinds of details about when you should be doing what. Things like focused work, creative work, bedtimes, wake-up times, and even when you should be having sexy, are all things that can be better if done at the right time for your chronotype!

This episode is extremely practical for anyone who wants to get more out of their life. Most people talk and think about what they should be doing, without hardly ever considering when they should be doing it! Learn exactly when you should be doing things in order to get the most out of them, on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

“Everyone has different natural sleep timings, and times of day that they do things better. Learning when to do things will help you be more effective in everything you do.” - Dr. Michael Breus (click to tweet) Key Takeaways: Everyone has different natural sleep timings, and times of day that they do things better. Learning when to do things will help you be more effective in everything you do A chronotype is your natural tendency for when you go to bed and when you wake up Based on your chronotype, you should do specific things at different specific times for maximum efficiency When you do something is extremely important. Most people only think about what to do, not when to do it Sex in the evening is actually the worst time to have sex. Morning is ideal Your pain sensitivity increases as the day goes, so exercising in the later part of the day will hurt more Having dinner be the smallest meal of the day will help your blood sugar stay constant, which will help you sleep Having a consistent time that you wake up every morning acts as an anchor for the rest of your sleep, to make sure it is good 5-Ways to Sleep Better Be consistent. Keep one schedule Stop caffeine by 2 PM Stop alcohol by 3 hours before bedtime Exercise. The best thing you can do to improve the quality and quantity of your sleep is to exercise Spend 15 minutes in direct sunlight every morning Block blue light at night time Give yourself time to fall asleep. Consider a ‘power down hour’ Resources:

ThePowerOfWhenQuiz.com

TheSleepDoctor.com

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/215

215: Learn Your Chronotype to Optimize Your Life with Dr. Michael Breus

Nov 2, 2016 54:42

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here.v Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/215 “When you do something is extremely important. Most people only think about what to do, not when to do it.” - Dr. Michael Breus (click to tweet)

We know that everyone is different. People have different personalities, different habits, different sleep patterns, and different emotions. But what we don’t often realize or think about is how this affects the specific times of day that we should be doing specific things. Dr. Michael Breus has written a book called “The Power of When” that allows you to find out exactly what your chronotype is, and use that information to help you choose the ideal time of day to do specific things!

It all comes from taking Dr. Breus’ test, which will show you exactly what chronotype you are. After you learn that, the book goes into all kinds of details about when you should be doing what. Things like focused work, creative work, bedtimes, wake-up times, and even when you should be having sexy, are all things that can be better if done at the right time for your chronotype!

This episode is extremely practical for anyone who wants to get more out of their life. Most people talk and think about what they should be doing, without hardly ever considering when they should be doing it! Learn exactly when you should be doing things in order to get the most out of them, on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

“Everyone has different natural sleep timings, and times of day that they do things better. Learning when to do things will help you be more effective in everything you do.” - Dr. Michael Breus (click to tweet) Key Takeaways: Everyone has different natural sleep timings, and times of day that they do things better. Learning when to do things will help you be more effective in everything you do A chronotype is your natural tendency for when you go to bed and when you wake up Based on your chronotype, you should do specific things at different specific times for maximum efficiency When you do something is extremely important. Most people only think about what to do, not when to do it Sex in the evening is actually the worst time to have sex. Morning is ideal Your pain sensitivity increases as the day goes, so exercising in the later part of the day will hurt more Having dinner be the smallest meal of the day will help your blood sugar stay constant, which will help you sleep Having a consistent time that you wake up every morning acts as an anchor for the rest of your sleep, to make sure it is good 5-Ways to Sleep Better Be consistent. Keep one schedule Stop caffeine by 2 PM Stop alcohol by 3 hours before bedtime Exercise. The best thing you can do to improve the quality and quantity of your sleep is to exercise Spend 15 minutes in direct sunlight every morning Block blue light at night time Give yourself time to fall asleep. Consider a ‘power down hour’ Resources:

ThePowerOfWhenQuiz.com

TheSleepDoctor.com

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/215

214: (video) How to Make $2.7 Million in 1 Year

Oct 31, 2016 04:18

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Would you like to know how to make $2.7 million in a single year? Today I’ve got a short and to the point conversation with Justin Cener about exactly how he was able to make $2.7 million revenue in 2015 selling T-shirts with cats on them!

There’s a very specific process and formula to follow, and that is exactly what Justin is going through with me today. One of the most important traps to avoid is going to broad with your target market. If you’re trying to appeal to everyone, you could easily end up appealing to no one, so be very careful and focused at first.

Also, focus on matching a perfect product for a specific perfect customer. Understanding your avatar or idea customer is essential to creating a successful business, because it is the only way that you can know that you are creating the right product or service.

Learn all of this and more on today’s short but packed episode of The James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: Match your product to your customer very carefully Do market research to carefully prove the demand After you have the perfect customer and product match, advertise slowly and then scale up Proving demand for your product is the most important and first step you should take. Use the Google keyword planner to measure demand Look around your social networks to see what people are passionate and talking about When you get started, focus only on one thing, and don’t go broad Resources:

JustinCener.com

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/214

214: How to Make $2.7 Million in 1 Year

Oct 31, 2016 04:18

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Would you like to know how to make $2.7 million in a single year? Today I’ve got a short and to the point conversation with Justin Cener about exactly how he was able to make $2.7 million revenue in 2015 selling T-shirts with cats on them!

There’s a very specific process and formula to follow, and that is exactly what Justin is going through with me today. One of the most important traps to avoid is going to broad with your target market. If you’re trying to appeal to everyone, you could easily end up appealing to no one, so be very careful and focused at first.

Also, focus on matching a perfect product for a specific perfect customer. Understanding your avatar or idea customer is essential to creating a successful business, because it is the only way that you can know that you are creating the right product or service.

Learn all of this and more on today’s short but packed episode of The James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: Match your product to your customer very carefully Do market research to carefully prove the demand After you have the perfect customer and product match, advertise slowly and then scale up Proving demand for your product is the most important and first step you should take. Use the Google keyword planner to measure demand Look around your social networks to see what people are passionate and talking about When you get started, focus only on one thing, and don’t go broad Resources:

JustinCener.com

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/214

213: (video) 3 Ways to Change Habits and Drink Less

Oct 28, 2016 06:14

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A lot of people know that their lives would only improve if they gave up alcohol. It’s widely understood that, even if you don’t have a severe problem with drinking, it’s most likely not doing you any good, and almost assuredly holding you back, even if by a little bit.

But when it comes to actually giving it up, and drinking less or not drinking at all, people have a hard time. There are social situations in which alcohol is just an assumed. You will be spending time around other people who are drinking all the time. You probably keep alcohol in your house, so it will be staring you straight in the face when you come home. How do you resist??

Today’s guest is James Clear, and he is an expert in changing your habits. We’re talking about 3 specific steps that you can take to change your habits, and adjust your mindset so that you aren’t thinking about alcohol all the time. This will in turn lead to less and less alcohol consumption, leading to a better life. Learn all of this and more on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: Change your social circles. Know that the more time you spend with people who drink a lot, the more you will want to drink Change your physical space. Your home environment will drive your actions. Remove visual stimuli that will prompt you to want to drink. Throw it away, don’t buy more, remove it from eyeline Think about the benefit of drinking - why you do it. Then, think about the habits you could substitute for drinking that could get you that same benefit Resources:

JamesClear.com

30DayNoAlcoholChallenge.com

47-Day Habit Hacker

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/213

213: 3 Ways to Change Habits and Drink Less

Oct 28, 2016 06:14

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/213

A lot of people know that their lives would only improve if they gave up alcohol. It’s widely understood that, even if you don’t have a severe problem with drinking, it’s most likely not doing you any good, and almost assuredly holding you back, even if by a little bit.

But when it comes to actually giving it up, and drinking less or not drinking at all, people have a hard time. There are social situations in which alcohol is just an assumed. You will be spending time around other people who are drinking all the time. You probably keep alcohol in your house, so it will be staring you straight in the face when you come home. How do you resist??

Today’s guest is James Clear, and he is an expert in changing your habits. We’re talking about 3 specific steps that you can take to change your habits, and adjust your mindset so that you aren’t thinking about alcohol all the time. This will in turn lead to less and less alcohol consumption, leading to a better life. Learn all of this and more on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: Change your social circles. Know that the more time you spend with people who drink a lot, the more you will want to drink Change your physical space. Your home environment will drive your actions. Remove visual stimuli that will prompt you to want to drink. Throw it away, don’t buy more, remove it from eyeline Think about the benefit of drinking - why you do it. Then, think about the habits you could substitute for drinking that could get you that same benefit Resources:

JamesClear.com

30DayNoAlcoholChallenge.com

47-Day Habit Hacker

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/213

212: (video) Is Coffee Good For You? Sincere Hogan

Oct 26, 2016 58:15

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Is coffee good for you? Do you need your coffee in the morning before you can do anything else? Are you dependent on coffee? Is that a problem?

Those are just a few of the topics I’m getting into on this episode of Sincere Hogan. Coffee is a staple of the modern diet, and really modern culture in general. While some people are addicted to it, and there is always that danger, it is also important to understand that there are incredible benefits to coffee as well.

At the end of the day, everyone is different, and a substance like coffee will affect everyone differently. One of the most important things for you to do is to track the results from anything you eat and drink. Learn about both the good and the bad of coffee, but then track its influence on you, and make your own decisions from that information!

Key Takeaways: Coffee is full of antioxidants Coffee is good for cardio and brain health Provided the coffee is from a good source, it can be healthy in the right amounts Coffee increases blood flow to the brain Coffee can be an effective pre-workout formula a couple hours before working out Many of the coffees you get will have pesticides sprayed on them Coffee has been shown to lower type 2 diabetes When you are dependent on your coffee to stay away, you are probably dealing with adrenal fatigue Coffee can increase cortisol, which isn’t a good idea for someone who is dealing with a lot of stress Don’t stress about the foods you eat. There is no need to add stress to your life in that way Resources:

NewWarriorTraining.com

WarriorCoffee.com

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/212

212: Is Coffee Good For You? Sincere Hogan

Oct 26, 2016 57:56

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/212

Is coffee good for you? Do you need your coffee in the morning before you can do anything else? Are you dependent on coffee? Is that a problem?

Those are just a few of the topics I’m getting into on this episode of Sincere Hogan. Coffee is a staple of the modern diet, and really modern culture in general. While some people are addicted to it, and there is always that danger, it is also important to understand that there are incredible benefits to coffee as well.

At the end of the day, everyone is different, and a substance like coffee will affect everyone differently. One of the most important things for you to do is to track the results from anything you eat and drink. Learn about both the good and the bad of coffee, but then track its influence on you, and make your own decisions from that information!

Key Takeaways: Coffee is full of antioxidants Coffee is good for cardio and brain health Provided the coffee is from a good source, it can be healthy in the right amounts Coffee increases blood flow to the brain Coffee can be an effective pre-workout formula a couple hours before working out Many of the coffees you get will have pesticides sprayed on them Coffee has been shown to lower type 2 diabetes When you are dependent on your coffee to stay away, you are probably dealing with adrenal fatigue Coffee can increase cortisol, which isn’t a good idea for someone who is dealing with a lot of stress Don’t stress about the foods you eat. There is no need to add stress to your life in that way Resources:

NewWarriorTraining.com

WarriorCoffee.com

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/212

211: How to Build Confidence in Yourself and Become a Leader with Yahya Bakkar

Oct 24, 2016 28:52

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/211 “The fastest shortcut to self-confidence is simply loving yourself.” - Yahya Bakkar (click to tweet)

We hear the term all the time the “natural born leader,” and when we think about this person, we assume they have massive amounts of self-confidence, charisma, and all other leadership characteristics. We revere these people as being born with something that simply sets them apart. But the truth is that self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and perfected, and Yayah is here to tell us how!

Yahya talks about the three steps towards building massive self-confidence, which are self awareness, self acceptance, and finally self love. These three ingredients, implemented and practiced in the right way, are the perfect trifecta to bring your confidence levels up, and help you be able to project that confidence to the world, to become more charismatic, and become a better leader.

This episode is an extremely practical one for anyone who wants to do great things with their life. Leadership is essential to doing amazing things, and self confidence is one of the most important steps towards becoming a great leader. So listen up and take notes on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

“When you start to compare yourself to others, catch yourself doing it, and ask yourself what you have that you’re really proud of.” - Yahya Bakkar (click to tweet) Key Takeaways: Most people grow up seeking acceptance and affirmation from everyone, and many people’s biggest unconscious fear is rejection Self awareness of who you are, your strengths and weaknesses and what is hurting you at the moment, you’ve made a big step toward confidence Then, you have to learn self acceptance, understand what you can’t control and what you can, and be ok with it Finally, you have to love yourself, because if you don’t love yourself you will self sabotage Look in the mirror naked every morning, at all the things you might hate about yourself, and say “I love you” Trying writing things on your bathroom mirror, adjectives that describe the good in you, to remind yourself throughout the day The fastest shortcut to self-confidence is simply loving yourself When you start to compare yourself to others, catch yourself doing it, and ask yourself what you have that you’re really proud of The minute that you notice what you are feeling, bad feelings will start to diffuse, because they no longer own you Be constantly aware of your body language, how it will be affecting those around you, and adjust it to show more confidence When people see you smiling, they are automatically attractive to you Resources:

yahya.tv

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/211

210: Pay to Get Rich: The difference between doing and just learning

Oct 21, 2016 22:31

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/210 “When you pay for something, you take it more seriously, put more value on it, and get more out of it.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet)

Why would you pay to get rich? It seems like going the wrong direction, doesn’t it? Seems like to get rich, you should save, save, save, right? But that’s not how humans work, as it turns out.

The reason you often need to pay in order to get rich or see success in any endeavor is because when you pay for something, you instantly put more value on it. Because you have invested, and have “skin in the game,” you will now take your training or whatever it is far more seriously. You will show up and be focused, and really achieve what you set out it.

The reality is that all of the information you need to be wildly successful is available to you on youtube and the rest of the internet. It’s available to everyone else, too. But it will only help you if you put it into practice, and for a very large number of humans, the only way you will put it into practice is by paying for it.

“Instead of saying “I can’t afford it,” say “How can I afford it?” When you need something, you find a way.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet) Key Takeaways: When you pay for something, you take it more seriously, put more value on it, and get more out of it Paying is a great way to ensure that you really follow through and do the work required to get the most out of your education Similarly, when you invest money in a personal trainer, you will be far more likely to see results It’s important to be emotionally invested in results, and putting money into something is one way to get emotionally invested Most importantly, know yourself, and what it will take to get you to implement what you learn Instead of saying “I can’t afford it,” say “How can I afford it?” When you need something, you find a way Resources:

30 Day No Alcohol Challenge

Swannies Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/210

209: (video) Fit, Focused, and Full of Life! How Your Thyroid Could Be Holding You Back, with Elle Russ

Oct 19, 2016 41:53

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/209 “Patients need to do their own research, and become educated on the issues that may be affecting them. You can’t count on anyone, including a doctor, else to know.” - Elle Russ (click to tweet)

Are you familiar with the functionality of your thyroid? Do you even know where your thyroid is in your body?

If you don’t, don’t feel too bad, I didn’t either! But as we learn in this episode, the thyroid is one of the most important areas to take care of, as it is essentially the life-force of your body! This is where you get your energy from, and where a lot of other essential functions of your body take place, so take notice of today’s episode!

Elle Russ is on the show to take you through exactly what you need to do in order to make sure that you are taking care of your thyroid, and how to deal with it if you have already developed thyroid issues.

But be careful! Many doctors are not educated enough to understand what is going on with your thyroid, so we carefully outline some of the questions you need to ask them to make sure that they have a deep enough understanding of the issues to effectively take care of you.

This is an extremely important topic, so listen up and take notes! Whether this is an issues for you at the moment or not, this is a topic that you must be aware of, and that you actively need to be taking steps today to protect. Learn how to do all of that on today’s episode of the James Swanwick Show!

“Vet your doctor by asking specific questions about the issue that you have researched.” - Elle Russ (click to tweet) Key Takeaways Thyroid issues are full of non-diagnoses Patients need to do their own research, and become educated on the issues that may be affecting them. You can’t count on anyone, including a doctor, else to know The thyroid is like the energy center for your entire system. When you have thyroid issues, it affects everything about your health and energy levels When you over-workout and over-diet, your chances of developing thyroid issues are high Thyroid metabolism needs to be optimized Sometimes you don’t realize the onset of thyroid issues. Maybe you just have slight cognitive issues, feel dumb, or have a general disinterest in life Vet your doctor by asking specific questions about the issue that you have researched Whenever you are recommended anything from doctors, get 2nd and 3rd opinions, as well as doing your own research Symptoms of Thyroid Issues Low body temperature You feel cold Depression Inner itching of the ears Acne Heavy legs Heart palpitations Gynecological or sexual malfunctions Thyroid Testing to Ask Your Doctor For: TSH Free T3 Free T4 Reverse T3 TPOAB TGAB Resources:

“The Paleo Thyroid Solution” by Elle Russ

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/209

209: Fit, Focused, and Full of Life! How Your Thyroid Could Be Holding You Back, with Elle Russ

Oct 19, 2016 41:26

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/209 “Patients need to do their own research, and become educated on the issues that may be affecting them. You can’t count on anyone, including a doctor, else to know.” - Elle Russ (click to tweet)

Are you familiar with the functionality of your thyroid? Do you even know where your thyroid is in your body?

If you don’t, don’t feel too bad, I didn’t either! But as we learn in this episode, the thyroid is one of the most important areas to take care of, as it is essentially the life-force of your body! This is where you get your energy from, and where a lot of other essential functions of your body take place, so take notice of today’s episode!

Elle Russ is on the show to take you through exactly what you need to do in order to make sure that you are taking care of your thyroid, and how to deal with it if you have already developed thyroid issues.

But be careful! Many doctors are not educated enough to understand what is going on with your thyroid, so we carefully outline some of the questions you need to ask them to make sure that they have a deep enough understanding of the issues to effectively take care of you.

This is an extremely important topic, so listen up and take notes! Whether this is an issues for you at the moment or not, this is a topic that you must be aware of, and that you actively need to be taking steps today to protect. Learn how to do all of that on today’s episode of the James Swanwick Show!

“Vet your doctor by asking specific questions about the issue that you have researched.” - Elle Russ (click to tweet) Key Takeaways Thyroid issues are full of non-diagnoses Patients need to do their own research, and become educated on the issues that may be affecting them. You can’t count on anyone, including a doctor, else to know The thyroid is like the energy center for your entire system. When you have thyroid issues, it affects everything about your health and energy levels When you over-workout and over-diet, your chances of developing thyroid issues are high Thyroid metabolism needs to be optimized Sometimes you don’t realize the onset of thyroid issues. Maybe you just have slight cognitive issues, feel dumb, or have a general disinterest in life Vet your doctor by asking specific questions about the issue that you have researched Whenever you are recommended anything from doctors, get 2nd and 3rd opinions, as well as doing your own research Symptoms of Thyroid Issues Low body temperature You feel cold Depression Inner itching of the ears Acne Heavy legs Heart palpitations Gynecological or sexual malfunctions Thyroid Testing to Ask Your Doctor For: TSH Free T3 Free T4 Reverse T3 TPOAB TGAB Resources:

“The Paleo Thyroid Solution” by Elle Russ

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/209

208: Money CAN Buy Happiness

Oct 17, 2016 22:42

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/208 “The way you make your money will affect how happy it makes you.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet)

The old saying, “money can’t buy happiness” is ingrained in our society on a deep level. The idea of the rich businessman who pursues money at the cost of all else including relationships and family, and ends up old with lots of money and no fulfillment in life is a common story, frequently passed on.

Today I’m tackling the questions, “Can money buy happiness?” And I think my answer may surprise you.

Yes! But the important differentiator between if more money makes you happier or not is how you earned it. If you have created a product or service that you really believe in, and you know is helping people, more money means more sales, which means that more of your product/service is getting into the hands of those who need it, which means your happiness levels increase as you do more good.

So the age-old saying, “money can’t buy happiness,” is actually false! Provided your increase in money comes in a way that you feel good about and really believe in, more money can indeed equal more happiness. In this episode I am talking about all of that, as well as how it relates to my current business situation as Swannies have started to sell very well, so listen up to get a deeper look at all of that!

“When you believe in your product or service, the more you sell, the better you feel about yourself.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet) Key Takeaways The way you make your money will affect how happy it makes you Financial goals help you keep track of where you are and where you want to go, and reaching those goals is very satisfying as a way to show where you are and where you’ve come from When you believe in your product or service, the more you sell, the better you feel about yourself The more good your product or service does in the world, the better you feel as you level up and sell more and more, creating more income as well as happiness in you life The difference between making money with a product you believe in and one you don’t is huge Having the ability to make money and knowing that you have that ability will give you additional confidence Finances are one very tangible way of measuring progress, and good progress brings a lot of happiness But always be careful to avoid the “hedonic treadmill” of spending more as you earn more Resources

SwanwickSleep.com (Swannies Glasses)

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/208

207: The Everything Store: Jeff Bazos and the Age of Amazon: BOOK REVIEW

Oct 14, 2016 40:50

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/207

As one of the most successful businessmen of the modern age, Jeff Bezos has built an incredible brand and business empire through Amazon. He has proven an adaptability to different circumstances, focus and stamina to whether difficult times, and a keen eye for where the market is going.

Today I’m reviewing the book “The Everything Store” by Brad Stone, and digging into exactly what about Jeff Bezos has allowed him to become so successful. Something you will notice about him as well as many other highly successful businessmen is that he has seemingly boundless energy to work and get things done.

Starting and running a business is difficult and requires hard work and perseverance, so this kind of energy will go far. Learn what else about Jeff Bezos has helped him in business, so that you can take those same concepts and apply them to your own life to become more successful in your own endeavors, today, on the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways When you really focus on what you want, and spend time thinking about it, it’s as if it appears everywhere around you In business, the customer always comes first Don’t be too concerned with what other people are thinking Study people who have done what you want to do, and copy them Don’t take defeat personally. Learn, and move on Continually ask and try to find out what the customer really wants Rely on statistics and numbers to make decisions, but also listen to personal stories Don’t be afraid to fail Resources

“The Everything Store” by Brad Stone

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/207

206: Selling: How to Empower Sales Prospects to Improve Their Lives with Jim Miller

Oct 12, 2016 41:52

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/206 “In selling, understand that you are almost always selling a transformation, not a product.” - Jim Miller (click to tweet)

When it comes to sales, there’s a definite right and wrong way to do things, and a surprisingly large number of salespeople and people trying to convince anyone of anything take the completely wrong approach.

Today I am talking with Jim Miller about the sales strategy and process that he taught me, which helped me sell millions of dollars in product sales for Tai Lopez. We’re going through the exact steps that you need to following, in order for the prospect to fully understand the value of what you are selling, and to be empowered to take action to really change their life.

And that is a core principle of what Jim Miller is teaching in this episode: You are not trying to push your product or service on them, you are trying to help them take the action that they need to take in order to become the person that they want to be!

“Today is the only day to get started. Assume nothing less.” - Jim Miller (click to tweet) Key Takeaways: Move out of a product/transactional focus to a relational/conversational focus Ask to understand the prospect in-depth. You have to get to know them at a core level Understand that you are almost always selling a transformation, not a product Ask if the client can envision the life they would have with your product. What does it look like? Your goal is to show the prospect the future, ideal you. The “fantasy state.” The prospect needs to feel like they really are that person in the fantasy state. Move to “What is it that has kept you from the fantasy state?” This moves to the “despair state.” Future pace: Ask what will happen if they continue the way they have been going? Create a story in their head of the despair state if they do not make the change Then, future pace of how they would feel and what their life would look like if they purchased Create a cognitive dissonance by the fact that they have a desire to be some way, but are not taking the actions that they should to get there Reveal through generalization and minimization. “The program is very simple, all my clients were like you, and here is what has happened to all my clients.” Three main points of the program. And the economics of the program are this. Today is the only day to get started. Assume nothing less There are no objections, only resistance. Always align with the resistance. “Yes, it is a lot of money.” And that’s it. Align with the prospect “All of my clients in your position today have said the same thing in one way or another. Here’s the questions I asked them that I will ask you as well. I was talking to my client, and I asked when was a time when you wanted to wait but took action.” And hold them to thinking of that time Resources:

themillersystem.com

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/206

205: How to Change Your Life in 10-Minutes a Day

Oct 10, 2016 12:35

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/205 "Meditation is not easy for many people, and only rewards those who really commit to it in the long run." - James Swanwick (click to tweet)

What you can do that will only take 10-minutes out of every day, but will lead to your being calmer, thinking things through more thoroughly, and not reacting in the heat of the moment? The answer, of course, is meditation!

I have just recently gotten back into the habit of doing a daily meditation, and I have found that a mere 10 minutes in the morning can drastically affect the rest of the day, as far as how productive and focused I am.

Think about it: 10 minutes a day to change your life is nothing! Give it a try! I am, and am so far loving it. On this episode, I am going to answer all of your questions regarding meditation, how I practice it, and what it has done for me. Enjoy!

"10 minutes a day is enough to see real results in meditation." - James Swanwick (click to tweet) Key Takeaways: When you meditate, for the rest of the day you will find yourself more able to handle momentary difficulties throughout the day without freaking out Meditation is not easy for many people, and only rewards those who really commit to it in the long run 10 minutes a day is enough to see real results in meditation The mind is often far too overactive, and meditation will calm it for the rest of the day Meditation will increase your awareness of when you’re going crazy, and help you to know to stop it before it takes off When you’re calmer, you act smarter because you really think things through Resources:

Headspace

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/205

205: (video) How to Change Your Life in 10-Minutes a Day

Oct 10, 2016 11:04

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/205 "Meditation is not easy for many people, and only rewards those who really commit to it in the long run." - James Swanwick (click to tweet)

What you can do that will only take 10-minutes out of every day, but will lead to your being calmer, thinking things through more thoroughly, and not reacting in the heat of the moment? The answer, of course, is meditation!

I have just recently gotten back into the habit of doing a daily meditation, and I have found that a mere 10 minutes in the morning can drastically affect the rest of the day, as far as how productive and focused I am.

Think about it: 10 minutes a day to change your life is nothing! Give it a try! I am, and am so far loving it. On this episode, I am going to answer all of your questions regarding meditation, how I practice it, and what it has done for me. Enjoy!

"10 minutes a day is enough to see real results in meditation." - James Swanwick (click to tweet) Key Takeaways: When you meditate, for the rest of the day you will find yourself more able to handle momentary difficulties throughout the day without freaking out Meditation is not easy for many people, and only rewards those who really commit to it in the long run 10 minutes a day is enough to see real results in meditation The mind is often far too overactive, and meditation will calm it for the rest of the day Meditation will increase your awareness of when you’re going crazy, and help you to know to stop it before it takes off When you’re calmer, you act smarter because you really think things through Resources:

Headspace

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/205

204: (video) How to Stick to a Diet, Lose Weight, and Have a Healthy Lifestyle

Oct 7, 2016 04:41

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/204

The term “diet” has become very commonplace in modern language. The idea that people will go on a diet for a set period of time, to try to whip their body into the shape they want, before plunging directly back into the habits and lifestyle that brought them to the point of needing a diet in the first place, is a vicious cycle.

So the solution for how to stick to a diet is simple: Don’t diet! Instead, focus on living a healthy but sustainable lifestyle. For me, this means eating about 80% healthy foods, and 20% junk food or cheat meals. This way I am not torturing myself and my body to eat healthily, to the point where it is no longer sustainable, but rather sticking to a percentage that is sustainable.

Everybody’s body will be different, and react differently to different health choices.. But the broad concept here is true and broadly applicable to everyone. Don’t diet! Focus on a healthy lifestyle and eating habits that you will be able to keep up in the long run, leading to a far healthier you!

Key Takeaways: You shouldn’t be on a diet in the first place! Instead, you should be on a consistently healthy lifestyle When people try to do a diet instead of a healthy lifestyle, they lose weight, but then put it back on down the road Don't’ starve yourself or be too strict because it’s not sustainable Have a 80/20 lifestyle: 80% very healthy, and 20% ‘cheat’ meals Know yourself, your body and your limits, then stick to them! Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/204

204: How to Stick to a Diet, Lose Weight, and Have a Healthy Lifestyle

Oct 7, 2016 04:36

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/204

The term “diet” has become very commonplace in modern language. The idea that people will go on a diet for a set period of time, to try to whip their body into the shape they want, before plunging directly back into the habits and lifestyle that brought them to the point of needing a diet in the first place, is a vicious cycle.

So the solution for how to stick to a diet is simple: Don’t diet! Instead, focus on living a healthy but sustainable lifestyle. For me, this means eating about 80% healthy foods, and 20% junk food or cheat meals. This way I am not torturing myself and my body to eat healthily, to the point where it is no longer sustainable, but rather sticking to a percentage that is sustainable.

Everybody’s body will be different, and react differently to different health choices.. But the broad concept here is true and broadly applicable to everyone. Don’t diet! Focus on a healthy lifestyle and eating habits that you will be able to keep up in the long run, leading to a far healthier you!

Key Takeaways: You shouldn’t be on a diet in the first place! Instead, you should be on a consistently healthy lifestyle When people try to do a diet instead of a healthy lifestyle, they lose weight, but then put it back on down the road Don't’ starve yourself or be too strict because it’s not sustainable Have a 80/20 lifestyle: 80% very healthy, and 20% ‘cheat’ meals Know yourself, your body and your limits, then stick to them! Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/204

203: (video) How to Move Better and Be Healthier with Darryl Edwards

Oct 5, 2016 48:03

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/203 “For the sake of survival, nature intended for us to be healthy.” - Darryl Edwards (click to tweet)

 

The old health advice was simply “go to the gym and make sure to eat your fruits and veggies.” But we’ve moved far beyond that in our understanding of what makes for a healthy lifestyle, one that promotes a long, healthy life, and Darryl Edwards is talking about what exactly that means on today’s episode.

The closer that we can get in fitness to the behaviors and movements to what our ancestors would do, as a very general rule, the healthier we will be, and this is the foundation of the paleo diet. Instead of going to the gym and doing the exact same movement with the exact same weight many times over (which would never happen in nature), find new, more creative and constantly changing ways to challenge yourself physically.

In nutrition, shoot to eat mainly the things that a caveman would eat, such as meat, fish, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds, while avoiding dairy, wheat and other grains, and legumes, as well as processed foods, or even foods that contain those (such as wheat-fed meats, etc). This may seem simple, but you will find that it is far removed from the common diet of today, and will provide you with far more energy, mental clarity, and fitness benefits than some of the more common approaches to diet today.

So if you want to learn how to become a better you in many ways, this episode is for you! Listen up, take notes, and refer to the bullet points below, and most importantly implement it in some way TODAY to start taking your life to the next level!

 

“If the animals you eat are healthier, you will be healthier as a consequence.” - Darryl Edwards (click to tweet)

 

Key Takeaways For the sake of survival, nature intended for us to be healthy In the past, in order to obtain foods, we needed to utilize a very wide range of different movements In the modern age, we can avoid movement for the most part, but it is very detrimental to our health With modern advances in medicine and treatment, we’re living for longer, but we’re living less healthy If the animals you eat are healthier, you will be healthier as a consequence A lot of physical fitness focuses on one type of fitness, such as only cardio, or only strength, when the best lifestyle fitness is one that combines a very wide variety of types of fitness and movement Practical movements that have or used to have everyday use are the ones that usually provide the most health benefits The downside of lifting at the gym is that people tend to do the exact same movement and weight over and over again, often leading to injuries or strains Take the stairs, not the escalator Stand more than you sit What you should eat Meat Fish Vegetables Fruit Nuts Seeds Avoid Dairy Wheat and other grains Legumes

 

Resources

TheFitnessExplorer.com

“Paleo Fitness: A Primal Training and Nutrition Program to Get Lean, Strong and Healthy” by Darryl Edwards (book)

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/203

203: How to Move Better and Be Healthier with Darryl Edwards

Oct 5, 2016 46:24

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/203 “For the sake of survival, nature intended for us to be healthy.” - Darryl Edwards (click to tweet)

 

The old health advice was simply “go to the gym and make sure to eat your fruits and veggies.” But we’ve moved far beyond that in our understanding of what makes for a healthy lifestyle, one that promotes a long, healthy life, and Darryl Edwards is talking about what exactly that means on today’s episode.

The closer that we can get in fitness to the behaviors and movements to what our ancestors would do, as a very general rule, the healthier we will be, and this is the foundation of the paleo diet. Instead of going to the gym and doing the exact same movement with the exact same weight many times over (which would never happen in nature), find new, more creative and constantly changing ways to challenge yourself physically.

In nutrition, shoot to eat mainly the things that a caveman would eat, such as meat, fish, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds, while avoiding dairy, wheat and other grains, and legumes, as well as processed foods, or even foods that contain those (such as wheat-fed meats, etc). This may seem simple, but you will find that it is far removed from the common diet of today, and will provide you with far more energy, mental clarity, and fitness benefits than some of the more common approaches to diet today.

So if you want to learn how to become a better you in many ways, this episode is for you! Listen up, take notes, and refer to the bullet points below, and most importantly implement it in some way TODAY to start taking your life to the next level!

 

“If the animals you eat are healthier, you will be healthier as a consequence.” - Darryl Edwards (click to tweet)

 

Key Takeaways For the sake of survival, nature intended for us to be healthy In the past, in order to obtain foods, we needed to utilize a very wide range of different movements In the modern age, we can avoid movement for the most part, but it is very detrimental to our health With modern advances in medicine and treatment, we’re living for longer, but we’re living less healthy If the animals you eat are healthier, you will be healthier as a consequence A lot of physical fitness focuses on one type of fitness, such as only cardio, or only strength, when the best lifestyle fitness is one that combines a very wide variety of types of fitness and movement Practical movements that have or used to have everyday use are the ones that usually provide the most health benefits The downside of lifting at the gym is that people tend to do the exact same movement and weight over and over again, often leading to injuries or strains Take the stairs, not the escalator Stand more than you sit What you should eat Meat Fish Vegetables Fruit Nuts Seeds Avoid Dairy Wheat and other grains Legumes

 

Resources

TheFitnessExplorer.com

“Paleo Fitness: A Primal Training and Nutrition Program to Get Lean, Strong and Healthy” by Darryl Edwards (book)

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/203

202: (video) How to Become More Interesting, Get Out of Your Comfort Zone, and Educate Yourself at the Same Time

Oct 3, 2016 07:33

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/202 “When you get into a new environment and culture, out of whatever comfort zone you have, it forces you to think differently.” – James Swanwick (click to tweet)

 

Lots of people would like to be the life of the party. But the truth is that, in order for that to happen, not only do you need to be outgoing and charismatic, you have to be interesting!

Don’t skip that most important step! Lots of people think they just need to be loud, but you need something to talk about! This is the reason that I so strongly recommend that everyone travel while they’re young! Simply making this decision does so much for you! You get out of your comfort zone, start to look at life from a different perspective, you can educate yourself at the same time through audiobooks and podcasts, and you become a more interesting person!

Travelling while you’re young kills lots of birds with one stone. Even if you’re not as young as you once were, you’re the youngest you’ll ever be, so travel if you can! If finances are an issue, go to a country where your currency will go further, but find a way to have these experiences! You will not regret it!

“The best time to travel is now if you possibly can.” – James Swanwick (click to tweet) Key Takeaways: Emphatically: YES! Travel while you’re young! When you get into a new environment and culture, out of whatever comfort zone you have, it forces you to think differently It will help you see things in your life from a different perspective Use travel time to educate yourself at the same time, through audiobooks, podcasts, etc. You will have lots of opportunities for this during travelling The best time to travel is now, if you possibly can If finances are a difficulty, go to countries where your money will go further Find ways to force yourself out of your comfort zone Travelling simply makes you more interesting! The experiences give you more to talk about Document your travels, through youtube, or whatever medium makes sense for you

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/202

202: How to Become More Interesting, Get Out of Your Comfort Zone, and Educate Yourself at the Same Time

Oct 3, 2016 07:16

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/202 “When you get into a new environment and culture, out of whatever comfort zone you have, it forces you to think differently.” – James Swanwick (click to tweet)

 

Lots of people would like to be the life of the party. But the truth is that, in order for that to happen, not only do you need to be outgoing and charismatic, you have to be interesting!

Don’t skip that most important step! Lots of people think they just need to be loud, but you need something to talk about! This is the reason that I so strongly recommend that everyone travel while they’re young! Simply making this decision does so much for you! You get out of your comfort zone, start to look at life from a different perspective, you can educate yourself at the same time through audiobooks and podcasts, and you become a more interesting person!

Travelling while you’re young kills lots of birds with one stone. Even if you’re not as young as you once were, you’re the youngest you’ll ever be, so travel if you can! If finances are an issue, go to a country where your currency will go further, but find a way to have these experiences! You will not regret it!

“The best time to travel is now if you possibly can.” – James Swanwick (click to tweet) Key Takeaways: Emphatically: YES! Travel while you’re young! When you get into a new environment and culture, out of whatever comfort zone you have, it forces you to think differently It will help you see things in your life from a different perspective Use travel time to educate yourself at the same time, through audiobooks, podcasts, etc. You will have lots of opportunities for this during travelling The best time to travel is now, if you possibly can If finances are a difficulty, go to countries where your money will go further Find ways to force yourself out of your comfort zone Travelling simply makes you more interesting! The experiences give you more to talk about Document your travels, through youtube, or whatever medium makes sense for you

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/202

201: The Mental Drill to Become an Entrepreneur: “Disrupt You!” By Jay Samit BOOK REVIEW

Sep 30, 2016 06:53

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/201 “Every day, write down your three biggest problems that need solving, to train yourself to always be solving problems.” - Jay Samit (click to tweet)

Business is nothing more than solving problems for people. This is the premise of the book “Disrupt You!” by Jay Samit, and it is the premise that allows Jay to lay out exactly how to develop the muscle most important to the entrepreneur.

Jay says that you should make a habit of writing down your 3 biggest problems every single day. Doing this will rewire your brain to see problems and think creatively about ways to solve them, which will, in turn, turn into potential business ideas, and give you the mental abilities to become an effective entrepreneur.

Then, if you solve a big enough problem, or one that people are willing to pay you for, you will have the beginnings of a very solid business. As an entrepreneur, this is an incredible practice, and will give you the mental capacity to become a truly great entrepreneur. Learn how on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

“Every obstacle is an opportunity in disguise.” - Jay Samit (click to tweet) Key Takeaways Every day, write down your three biggest problems that need solving, to train yourself to always be solving problems Doing this will rewire your brain to solve problems, which is what business is all about Solve problems consistently so that you get good at it, which will equal you becoming good at business In order to come up with amazing ideas and become an amazing entrepreneur, hang out with that type of person Every obstacle is an opportunity in disguise Start each day with a positive attitude Commit to lifelong learning Resources:

“Disrupt You!” by Jay Samit

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/201

201: (video) The Mental Drill to Become an Entrepreneur: “Disrupt You!” By Jay Samit BOOK REVIEW

Sep 30, 2016 07:18

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/201 “Every day, write down your three biggest problems that need solving, to train yourself to always be solving problems.” - Jay Samit (click to tweet)

Business is nothing more than solving problems for people. This is the premise of the book “Disrupt You!” by Jay Samit, and it is the premise that allows Jay to lay out exactly how to develop the muscle most important to the entrepreneur.

Jay says that you should make a habit of writing down your 3 biggest problems every single day. Doing this will rewire your brain to see problems and think creatively about ways to solve them, which will, in turn, turn into potential business ideas, and give you the mental abilities to become an effective entrepreneur.

Then, if you solve a big enough problem, or one that people are willing to pay you for, you will have the beginnings of a very solid business. As an entrepreneur, this is an incredible practice, and will give you the mental capacity to become a truly great entrepreneur. Learn how on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

“Every obstacle is an opportunity in disguise.” - Jay Samit (click to tweet) Key Takeaways Every day, write down your three biggest problems that need solving, to train yourself to always be solving problems Doing this will rewire your brain to solve problems, which is what business is all about Solve problems consistently so that you get good at it, which will equal you becoming good at business In order to come up with amazing ideas and become an amazing entrepreneur, hang out with that type of person Every obstacle is an opportunity in disguise Start each day with a positive attitude Commit to lifelong learning Resources:

“Disrupt You!” by Jay Samit

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200: How To Become A Master of Sales with Bill Caskey

Sep 28, 2016 48:21

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/200 “The best time to prospect is when you don’t need anything.” - Bill Caskey (click to tweet)

When it comes to accomplishing great things in this life, selling, or rather persuading, is one of the most important skills to learn. Without good sales techniques, it is nearly impossible to inspire any real change in the world. A common misconception is that salespeople convince people to do things that they don’t want to do, when in reality the good salesperson it simply helping people do what they should be doing in the first place, and doing what will help them in the long run.

Bill Caskey is my guest on today’s episode, and on this episode he is going through the 5 specifics steps to becoming a master salesperson. When it comes to sales, a lot of it is a mind game in the mind of the salesperson, and Bill’s steps will absolutely help you get your mind right on these topics, and will absolutely make a huge difference in your sales efforts.

So whether you are actively involved in sales, run a business, or don’t even consider yourself involved in sales in the traditional way, you will find these techniques and steps extremely helpful if you pay careful attention and implement in your life today! Enjoy!

“As a salesperson, you need to go deep and connect with someone to understand their pain point deeply.” - Bill Caskey (click to tweet) Key Takeaways: If you cannot sell, you will never have very much money, or influence When you don’t know what you’re doing, sales will always be a terrible struggle. Learning the right techniques can really turn that around Sales are all about inspiring people to make decisions that will help them in the long run In a perfect sales process, you don’t even know you’re being sold The best time to prospect is when you don’t need anything When a salesperson doesn’t make the call, they’re saying “no” for the person, when, for all they know, the person could need it desperately! As a salesperson, you need to go deep and connect with someone to understand their pain point deeply 5 Steps to Become a Master Salesman You must be detached from the outcome. Don’t be too attached Condition yourself to see abundance in the world, and not scarcity Understand your specific intention for each interaction, make focus it on high intent: The prospect, their needs and their problems Be authentic and don’t act like a salesperson. Understand the requirements of a prospect to make a decision. Stop selling, and start creating an environment where the buyer is selling you Position yourself as an expert, not by talking about being an expert, but by being an expert Resources

The Advanced Selling Podcast

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/200

199: What Can You Learn from “Weirdos” and People Who Think Outside the Box? Report from Burning Man

Sep 26, 2016 24:58

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/199 “A smile is the simplest and most powerful gift you can give anyone, including yourself.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet)

Are you willing, really willing, to step into someone else’s shoes? To understand what they’re all about? To approach new ideas and new experiences without judgment, but rather with an eye toward learning?

This episode is a continuation of last Monday’s report from Burning Man, and I am talking with several people about what burning man means to them, what they get out of it, and what they think that the world can take away from the ideas.

For many, Burning Man is an opportunity to get back to ground zero. To hit the restart button if you will, get back to pure nature, and take a look at the world around you from that vantage point. When you start to commit yourself to that process, you can see things with more clarity than you did, and you can often understand things about your life and decisions you need to make far better.

Many criticize or laugh at Burning Man as just a bunch of hippies out in the desert, but the truth is that there is a lot to learn here about life, and how to live the best life possible. And that’s exactly what I’m bringing you on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

“The best people in the world are the weirdos, because they are the people who are thinking outside the box, unwilling to be contained by society.” - Thai Neave (click to tweet) Key Takeaways: Giving without the expectation of anything in return has tremendous effects on your health and well-being A smile is the simplest and most powerful gift you can give anyone, including yourself The best people in the world are the weirdos, because they are the people who are thinking outside the box, unwilling to be contained by society Life is very short, we’re all going to die, youth is fleeting, so simply enjoy your life! You have to take time to reflect on your year, get a reality check, get away from it all, and see what insights you come up with Step into other people’s world without judgement, and try to understand what they are all about Resources

Download 3 Free Books from James Swanwick!

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/199

198: The Successful Vs. The Drifter: Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill: BOOK REVIEW

Sep 23, 2016 09:33

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/198 “The youthful mind is apt to confuse temporary success for permanent success.” - Napoleon Hill (click to tweet)

Do you wonder what the differences are between the people who seem to actually get what they want out of life, and those who simply drift through life without a purpose, constantly consuming content and ideas but never putting them into practice nor really thinking for themselves?

Napoleon Hill calls these people who pass through life without major purpose or action “drifters” in his book “Outwitting the Devil” which I am reviewing on this episode, and he has powerful tips for how to keep yourself from becoming that drifter!

If it seems like you are always consuming other people’s ideas but never thinking for yourself, or it seems like you are always getting pumped up and motivated but never actually doing anything, this episode is probably for you. You’re going to learn how to get out of that mindset, how to stop procrastinating, and how to really get stuff done and ultimately get what you want out of life!

“When plans fail, substitute other plans, but with the same end goal in mind.” - Napoleon Hill (click to tweet) Key Takeaways: The biggest thing that people struggle with is drifting: Allowing yourself to be influenced by circumstances outside his own mind. A drifter has lots of opinions but none of them are his own The youthful mind is apt to confuse temporary success for permanent success In the same token, don’t think that the down times will last forever When plans fail, substitute other plans, but with the same end goal in mind All habits, except that of the love of definiteness of purpose, may lead to the habit of drifting Drifters have a total lack of any major purpose in life

Laziness + Indifference = Indifference = Drifting

Positive thoughts can be woven by time into permanent habits Every human being owes himself the duty of finding out how to live a full and happy life Non-drifters don’t wait for opportunities, they create opportunities Resources:

How to Beat Procrastination

"Outwitting the Devil" by Napoleon Hill

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/198

198: (video) The Successful Vs. The Drifter: Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill: BOOK REVIEW

Sep 23, 2016 10:15

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/198 “The youthful mind is apt to confuse temporary success for permanent success.” - Napoleon Hill (click to tweet)

Do you wonder what the differences are between the people who seem to actually get what they want out of life, and those who simply drift through life without a purpose, constantly consuming content and ideas but never putting them into practice nor really thinking for themselves?

Napoleon Hill calls these people who pass through life without major purpose or action “drifters” in his book “Outwitting the Devil” which I am reviewing on this episode, and he has powerful tips for how to keep yourself from becoming that drifter!

If it seems like you are always consuming other people’s ideas but never thinking for yourself, or it seems like you are always getting pumped up and motivated but never actually doing anything, this episode is probably for you. You’re going to learn how to get out of that mindset, how to stop procrastinating, and how to really get stuff done and ultimately get what you want out of life!

“When plans fail, substitute other plans, but with the same end goal in mind.” - Napoleon Hill (click to tweet) Key Takeaways: The biggest thing that people struggle with is drifting: Allowing yourself to be influenced by circumstances outside his own mind. A drifter has lots of opinions but none of them are his own The youthful mind is apt to confuse temporary success for permanent success In the same token, don’t think that the down times will last forever When plans fail, substitute other plans, but with the same end goal in mind All habits, except that of the love of definiteness of purpose, may lead to the habit of drifting Drifters have a total lack of any major purpose in life

Laziness + Indifference = Indifference = Drifting

Positive thoughts can be woven by time into permanent habits Every human being owes himself the duty of finding out how to live a full and happy life Non-drifters don’t wait for opportunities, they create opportunities Resources:

How to Beat Procrastination

"Outwitting the Devil" by Napoleon Hill

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/198

197: How to Achieve Massive and Fast Business Growth with Matthew Pollard

Sep 21, 2016 57:20

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“If you don’t have something that differentiates yourself from competitors, the only thing you can do is lower prices - which is a race to the bottom.” - Matthew Pollard

(click to tweet)

 

In business, far too many people and companies are trying to be all things to all people. But early on this is a losing formula, and business coach Matthew Pollard is here to explain why today.

The value in focusing on a niche market is that you can understand in a deep way your particular customer, what they look for and what their pain points are, and then you can speak to them in a way that makes perfect sense. The broader and less niche you go, the more you’re forced to compete purely on price, which, unless you’re an established company like Wal-Mart, is a losing formula.

Matthew has a 5 step process to learn how to uncover what your unique competencies are outside of your functional skills, which is the key to understanding what your particular niche is, and how to sell yourself. He also has a powerful 5 step sales process that we go through in depth, so you definitely want to pay close attention as we go through the step to achieving massive and rapid growth in business!

“Look for competencies that you have that are outside of your functional skill. This is what sets you apart from competitors.” - Matthew Pollard

(click to tweet)

 

Key Takeaways: Unique things that you are willing to do above and beyond are what is going to set you apart from your competition If you don’t have something that differentiates yourself from competitors, the only thing you can do is lower prices - which is a race to the bottom Look for competencies that you have that are outside of your functional skill. This is what sets you apart from competitors Most people focus on the functional skill instead of marketing Understand your goals very well to implement smart marketing Most people try to sell to everyone at first, and niche down when they get more successful But it’s much better to start with a niche and expand later If you have a niche, you know your potential customers better than they know themselves, and can speak directly to them In sales, just get people talking about their problems, then shut up and listen You must understand that if someone needs and could benefit from your product, and you don’t sell them, you’re actually doing them a disservice Rapid Growth Marketing Exercise Write down a list of all the customers that you’ve worked with Write down a second list of all the people that you make great money from Look for similarities between the two lists, and group people by their similarities. Circle every group that you get great referrals from, and circle with a different color the ones that you make good money, but they don’t love you. Make a decision of which group you want to work with Of the group you enjoy the most, what are the benefits above and beyond your functional skill that you provide. Look at it, and try to understand what the higher-level benefit is of what you do above your functional skill The Process of a Sale Build rapport Set an agenda: “In order for me to help you, I’m going to have ask you a few questions.” Find the pain points, point them out and bring them up Connect the cost of your product with the cost of not purchasing your product, connect it to emotional problems as well “So, how soon do you want to start fixing this problem?”

 

Resources:

MatthewPollard.com/Growth

BetterBusinessCoachPodcast.com

Show notes at: JamesSwanwick.com/197

196: Burning Man Takeaways and Perspective

Sep 19, 2016 11:20

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Burning Man has a unique reputation in the world. Most people associates hippies with it, but most people also feel quite a bit of curiosity toward it. I took a trip out to burning man just recently, and recorded some of my thoughts on the whole experience, and I’m presenting them to you in this episode.

One of the key thoughts here is to avoid being too judgy about any idea before you have tested for yourself. A lot of people think about the more ‘spiritual’ practices of forgiveness in your heart, perhaps writing down what you’re holding a grudge over on a piece of paper and then burning it, to be too much of the ‘woo woo’ sort of self-help.

But don’t close your mind to anything that has the possibility to help you! Test everything! Some things won’t be for you, but some things may really surprise you with how much the help! Give anything a shot for a set period of time, and see if it produces the desired results. If it doesn’t throw it away. If it does, make it a part of your process.

Key Takeaways from Burning Man Find times to let loose in a way that would not always be considered socially acceptable, if you’re the kind of person who needs outlets like that Find ways to connect with your primal self when you can Forgiveness is a very freeing experience. Don’t hold grudges against anyone, move on! Test everything! You may think it seems strange or that it won’t work, but test everything to find out for yourself Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/196

195: (video) How to Make $149 Billion for Your Family: Sam Walton’s Made in America BOOK REVIEW

Sep 16, 2016 09:01

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show notes at: JamesSwanwick.com/195 “Commit to your business.. Believe in it more than everybody else. You can overcome shortcomings by bringing sheer passion to your work.” - Sam Walton

People say you should only take advice from people who have actually done what you want to do. Not just written or spoken about it, but actually done it.

Well, if you want to make money, there’s absolutely NO ONE you should pay more attention to than Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart and Sam's, whose remaining family currently possesses a net worth of $149 billion from Sam’s business ventures.

How did he do it? In the book “Made In America,” he lays out the 10 more important tips that helped him achieve what he did, and I’m giving them to you in today’s book review. So take notes, because you will probably never get 10 tips from anyone quite as qualified to give them to you in your life! Enjoy!

“In business, motivate your partners with more than money. Continually think of new ways to motivate and challenge them.” - Sam Walton Key Takeaways Commit to your business. Believe in it more than everybody else. You can overcome shortcomings by bringing sheer passion to your work Share your profits with all your associates and treat them as partners. Encourage associates to hold stake in the company Motivate your partners with more than money. Continually think of new ways to motivate and challenge Communicate everything you possibly can to your partners. The more they know they more they will understand and care Appreciate everything your associates do for your business. This will buy more than a simple paycheck Celebrate your success, and find some humor in your failures. Loosen up! Listen to everyone in your company and figure out ways to get them talking. The people on the front lines are the only ones who really know what’s going on Exceed your customers expectations Control your expenses better than your competition does. This is where you can always find a competitive advantage Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom. This is how you can find your niche Resources:

“Mad in America” by Sam Walton

Show notes at: JamesSwanwick.com/195

195: How to Make $149 Billion for Your Family: Sam Walton’s Made in America BOOK REVIEW

Sep 16, 2016 08:44

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show notes at: JamesSwanwick.com/195 “Commit to your business.. Believe in it more than everybody else. You can overcome shortcomings by bringing sheer passion to your work.” - Sam Walton

People say you should only take advice from people who have actually done what you want to do. Not just written or spoken about it, but actually done it.

Well, if you want to make money, there’s absolutely NO ONE you should pay more attention to than Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart and Sam's, whose remaining family currently possesses a net worth of $149 billion from Sam’s business ventures.

How did he do it? In the book “Made In America,” he lays out the 10 more important tips that helped him achieve what he did, and I’m giving them to you in today’s book review. So take notes, because you will probably never get 10 tips from anyone quite as qualified to give them to you in your life! Enjoy!

“In business, motivate your partners with more than money. Continually think of new ways to motivate and challenge them.” - Sam Walton Key Takeaways Commit to your business. Believe in it more than everybody else. You can overcome shortcomings by bringing sheer passion to your work Share your profits with all your associates and treat them as partners. Encourage associates to hold stake in the company Motivate your partners with more than money. Continually think of new ways to motivate and challenge Communicate everything you possibly can to your partners. The more they know they more they will understand and care Appreciate everything your associates do for your business. This will buy more than a simple paycheck Celebrate your success, and find some humor in your failures. Loosen up! Listen to everyone in your company and figure out ways to get them talking. The people on the front lines are the only ones who really know what’s going on Exceed your customers expectations Control your expenses better than your competition does. This is where you can always find a competitive advantage Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom. This is how you can find your niche Resources:

“Mad in America” by Sam Walton

Show notes at: JamesSwanwick.com/195

194: The Art of Persuasion: How to Get Anything from Anyone with Raymond Duke

Sep 14, 2016 50:40

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show notes at: JamesSwanwick.com/194 “Master-level persuasion is getting someone to do something because they want to do it.” - Raymond Duke (click to tweet)

Do you know how to be persuasive? Most people don’t. And yet, if you think about it, persuasion is the single most important thing when it comes to getting what you want out of life. It is the one skill that will translate into anything that you do. Whether you’re selling something, asking somebody out on a date, or just trying to convince your friends to see the movie you want to see, persuasion is a fundamental life skill.

My guest today is Raymond Duke, and he is a professional copywriter who has worked with big names in the world of business like Tai Lopez and many others. He’s here to teach the 4 U’s of persuasion, and how you can use them in every facet of your life.

So if you’ve ever wondered how some people are able to be so much more persuasive than you simply through the words the speak or write, or perhaps the copy on your website or ad is not converting the way you would like it to, this episode is for you! Listen up and take notes, because this will change your life!

“In effective sales copy writing, focus on the pain of not taking action to instill urgency.” - Raymond Duke (click to tweet) Key Takeaways: Master-level persuasion is getting someone to do something because they want to do it. They convince themselves Balance between practicing and learning anything that you want to learn Focus on the pain of not taking action to instil urgency Just because you are using the four U’s doesn’t mean it has to be long. You can condense them into 1-2 sentences if you are careful about wording Understand the market, and then ride the wave intelligently with your copywriting The 4 U’s of Persuasion Urgency: How can you make someone take action now instead of later. Stress the pain of the situation right now Uniqueness: How do you differentiate yourself from everything else? Be unique in the way you approach customers, people you want to persuade, and your product/service itself Ultra-Specific Proof: You can make claims all day long, but you have to support them. Show people that it works User-Friendly Offer: Your call to action has to be positioned in a way that emphasizes the user’s best interest Resources:

RaymondDuke.com

 

 

Show notes at: JamesSwanwick.com/194

193: How to Make a Better Friend Group

Sep 12, 2016 08:08

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“Shared interests go a very long way in developing a friendship.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet)

 

A lot of people spend time sitting around complaining about how their friend group isn’t what they would want it to be. They pretend like there’s nothing they can do about it. We often hear about how one of the most important aspects of being successful is surrounding yourself with successful people. But how do you do that in a very practical way?

That’s what this episode is about, and the truth that you are about to find out is that it’s ridiculously easy. It’s so easy, in fact, that’s it’s a wonder that so many people simply choose to stay in their friend group that they are unhappy with. There’s so much more! Using tools like MeetUp.com and others, you have no excuse for not leveling up your circle of friends.

So if you’re one of those people who wishes your friend group were better, more aligned with your goals, and more in tune with what you are all about, get off your ass and get out there! It’s extremely easy right now to improve your friend group, so take advantage of that and make sure that you are surrounded by friends who make you better every time you hang out.

“Put yourself in environments where you will meet the people you want to be friends with.“ - James Swanwick (click to tweet) Key Takeaways: Put yourself in environments where you will meet the people you want to be friends with. You can’t help but meet the people you want to be around Look for groups of people that are interested in the same things you are interested in Find way to do things with other people. Doing things brings a deeper bond Shared interests go a very long way in developing a friendship Once you put yourself in those environments, make sure to be very friendly and involved Resources:

MeetUp.com

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/193

193: (video) How to Make a Better Friend Group

Sep 12, 2016 08:09

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“Shared interests go a very long way in developing a friendship.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet)

 

A lot of people spend time sitting around complaining about how their friend group isn’t what they would want it to be. They pretend like there’s nothing they can do about it. We often hear about how one of the most important aspects of being successful is surrounding yourself with successful people. But how do you do that in a very practical way?

That’s what this episode is about, and the truth that you are about to find out is that it’s ridiculously easy. It’s so easy, in fact, that’s it’s a wonder that so many people simply choose to stay in their friend group that they are unhappy with. There’s so much more! Using tools like MeetUp.com and others, you have no excuse for not leveling up your circle of friends.

So if you’re one of those people who wishes your friend group were better, more aligned with your goals, and more in tune with what you are all about, get off your ass and get out there! It’s extremely easy right now to improve your friend group, so take advantage of that and make sure that you are surrounded by friends who make you better every time you hang out.

“Put yourself in environments where you will meet the people you want to be friends with.“ - James Swanwick (click to tweet) Key Takeaways: Put yourself in environments where you will meet the people you want to be friends with. You can’t help but meet the people you want to be around Look for groups of people that are interested in the same things you are interested in Find way to do things with other people. Doing things brings a deeper bond Shared interests go a very long way in developing a friendship Once you put yourself in those environments, make sure to be very friendly and involved Resources:

MeetUp.com

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/193

192: The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships by Neil Strauss BOOK REVIEW

Sep 9, 2016 08:11

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When it comes to relationships, everybody bring a lot of baggage. This is simply the truth. No body, no matter how wonderful their parents or their childhood, brings their past ideas and experiences to the table, and so every relationship is going to be very different. This means that a lot of the traditional “truths” about relationships may not be as hard and fast as we think that they are.

Today’s episode is a book review of “The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships” by Neil Strauss, which is an exploration of relationships, what makes some work and some fail, and what we can learn from that about how to live our lives.

So whether you’re in a relationship or not, you will want to take notes on this one. Relationships are one of the trickiest things to try to figure out in this life, and this episode is going to help you to navigate the tricky waters of being in a relationship. Enjoy!

Key Takeaways: Every society tells a different story about relationships, and what is right and wrong in relationships Everybody brings baggage and past influences to a relationship. No one comes to any relationship with a past that will affect the relationship Intimacy problems often come from a lack of self-love When a love avoidant and a love addict are in a relationship, a destructive pattern grows out of it Resources

“The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships” by Neil Strauss

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/192

192: (video) The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships by Neil Strauss BOOK REVIEW

Sep 9, 2016 08:18

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/192

When it comes to relationships, everybody bring a lot of baggage. This is simply the truth. No body, no matter how wonderful their parents or their childhood, brings their past ideas and experiences to the table, and so every relationship is going to be very different. This means that a lot of the traditional “truths” about relationships may not be as hard and fast as we think that they are.

Today’s episode is a book review of “The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships” by Neil Strauss, which is an exploration of relationships, what makes some work and some fail, and what we can learn from that about how to live our lives.

So whether you’re in a relationship or not, you will want to take notes on this one. Relationships are one of the trickiest things to try to figure out in this life, and this episode is going to help you to navigate the tricky waters of being in a relationship. Enjoy!

Key Takeaways: Every society tells a different story about relationships, and what is right and wrong in relationships Everybody brings baggage and past influences to a relationship. No one comes to any relationship with a past that will affect the relationship Intimacy problems often come from a lack of self-love When a love avoidant and a love addict are in a relationship, a destructive pattern grows out of it Resources

“The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships” by Neil Strauss

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/192

191: (video) How to Eliminate ADHD, Depression and Anxiety in 90 Days with Andrew Hill

Sep 7, 2016 01:01:53

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/191 “Brains are changing everyday, so it’s not a question of it, it’s a question of how your brain is going to change.” - Andrew Hill (click to tweet)

Most people think that if they or someone else is born with a disorder like ADHD, there is nothing that can be done about it. That our brains are unable to be improved from what we were given at birth. But it’s not the case! In fact, there are a lot of things that will play into how well your brain functions, thereby determining how smart and productive you are, and Andrew Hill is talking about them on today’s episode!

One of the major aspects of handling different mental disorders, as well as many psychological problems that many overlook, is getting good and regular sleep. There are many ways to optimize your sleep, and Dr. Andrew Hill and I go over many of them, including getting at least 2-3 minutes of direct sunlight within the first hour of sunrise, blocking out blue light before bed, and many others.

So whether you struggle with keeping your attention focused on one thing, or whether you’re actually quite good at it, there is always room for improvement, and more attention, focus, and productivity is always a good thing! Learn how to optimize your brain on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

“Sleep affects almost every aspect of disorders, from ADHD to depression.” - Andrew Hill (click to tweet) Key Takeaways: Brains are changing everyday, so it’s not a question of it, it’s a question of how your brain is going to change Because of our evolutionary background, we gravitate toward things of high reward, which can get us in trouble with sugar and alcohol, etc Everyone is on a spectrum of difficulty in paying full attention for a long time. The disorder comes when resources are not enough to cope with what’s required of the current situation When you are easily pulled in different directions by incoming stimuli, you have an overabundance of the brainwave frequency theta, which is not as good for focus and concentration You can drop theta through biofeedback or through meditation, just 15 minutes a day The practice of meditation builds brain tissue and helps with the aging process that normal brains go through by building additional brain tissue Your diet has a huge affect on your brain and your brain’s ability to function well ADHD and sleep issues usually go together. They’re connected One of the most powerful things you can do to regulate your sleep is to get sunlight first thing in the morning Sleep affects almost every aspect of disorders, from ADHD to depression No matter what, get 2-3 minutes of sunlight of the first hour of sunlight Resources:

PeakBrainLA.com

Twitter: @andrewhillphd

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/191

191: How to Eliminate ADHD, Depression and Anxiety in 90 Days with Andrew Hill

Sep 7, 2016 01:01:46

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/191 “Brains are changing everyday, so it’s not a question of it, it’s a question of how your brain is going to change.” - Andrew Hill (click to tweet)

Most people think that if they or someone else is born with a disorder like ADHD, there is nothing that can be done about it. That our brains are unable to be improved from what we were given at birth. But it’s not the case! In fact, there are a lot of things that will play into how well your brain functions, thereby determining how smart and productive you are, and Andrew Hill is talking about them on today’s episode!

One of the major aspects of handling different mental disorders, as well as many psychological problems that many overlook, is getting good and regular sleep. There are many ways to optimize your sleep, and Dr. Andrew Hill and I go over many of them, including getting at least 2-3 minutes of direct sunlight within the first hour of sunrise, blocking out blue light before bed, and many others.

So whether you struggle with keeping your attention focused on one thing, or whether you’re actually quite good at it, there is always room for improvement, and more attention, focus, and productivity is always a good thing! Learn how to optimize your brain on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

“Sleep affects almost every aspect of disorders, from ADHD to depression.” - Andrew Hill (click to tweet) Key Takeaways: Brains are changing everyday, so it’s not a question of it, it’s a question of how your brain is going to change Because of our evolutionary background, we gravitate toward things of high reward, which can get us in trouble with sugar and alcohol, etc Everyone is on a spectrum of difficulty in paying full attention for a long time. The disorder comes when resources are not enough to cope with what’s required of the current situation When you are easily pulled in different directions by incoming stimuli, you have an overabundance of the brainwave frequency theta, which is not as good for focus and concentration You can drop theta through biofeedback or through meditation, just 15 minutes a day The practice of meditation builds brain tissue and helps with the aging process that normal brains go through by building additional brain tissue Your diet has a huge affect on your brain and your brain’s ability to function well ADHD and sleep issues usually go together. They’re connected One of the most powerful things you can do to regulate your sleep is to get sunlight first thing in the morning Sleep affects almost every aspect of disorders, from ADHD to depression No matter what, get 2-3 minutes of sunlight of the first hour of sunlight Resources:

PeakBrainLA.com

Twitter: @andrewhillphd

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/191

190: How to setup a business for under $1,000

Sep 5, 2016 08:18

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Most people think that setting up a business is an expensive endeavor, that is going to require thousands up thousands of dollars, when the reality is that businesses can be setup quickly these days, and often for under $1,000!

Today I’m reviewing the book “How to setup a business for under $1,000” by Dan Fleyshman, and going through the 30 point checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything, and that you don’t spend any additional money unnecessarily.

Very importantly, you must ensure that you have an MVP. This is a minimum viable product, with which you can test assumptions, make sure it works, and find out whether people are actually willing to buy it!

So if you’ve ever wanted to start a business, but thought it would simply cost too much money, this episode is for you! Take notes, and follow the 30 step outlined below to make sure you don’t waste money and have all your bases covered, so that your business can be off to the right start!

The 30 Point Checklist Have a great idea Come up with a memorable easy to spell business name Research the overall industry Figure out how much it’s going to cost to start and operate Ask Friends and associates what they think Determine how you will finance each stage Write down an executive summary Write down the business plan Register your website business domain name Register the name across all social platforms Fill out the same bio on all social platforms File for the correct legal structure Do your SWAT analysis Register a business name Get a tax identification number Register for state and locals taxes Open a bank account Obtain business licenses and permits Search and apply for trademarks and patents where applicable Build a website Make letter heads, etc Setup payment processor Setup accounting system Search for conventions, tradeshows, etc Find business vendors, suppliers, etc Look for a business mentor Refine your pitch Prepare your marketing plan Scream from the mountain-tops about your plan to get people to support you Sell, sell, sell! Resources

How to Setup Your Business for Under $1,000 Dollars” by Dan Fleyshman

Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/190

190: (video) How to setup a business for under $1,000

Sep 5, 2016 08:37

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Most people think that setting up a business is an expensive endeavor, that is going to require thousands up thousands of dollars, when the reality is that businesses can be setup quickly these days, and often for under $1,000!

Today I’m reviewing the book “How to setup a business for under $1,000” by Dan Fleyshman, and going through the 30 point checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything, and that you don’t spend any additional money unnecessarily.

Very importantly, you must ensure that you have an MVP. This is a minimum viable product, with which you can test assumptions, make sure it works, and find out whether people are actually willing to buy it!

So if you’ve ever wanted to start a business, but thought it would simply cost too much money, this episode is for you! Take notes, and follow the 30 step outlined below to make sure you don’t waste money and have all your bases covered, so that your business can be off to the right start!

The 30 Point Checklist Have a great idea Come up with a memorable easy to spell business name Research the overall industry Figure out how much it’s going to cost to start and operate Ask Friends and associates what they think Determine how you will finance each stage Write down an executive summary Write down the business plan Register your website business domain name Register the name across all social platforms Fill out the same bio on all social platforms File for the correct legal structure Do your SWAT analysis Register a business name Get a tax identification number Register for state and locals taxes Open a bank account Obtain business licenses and permits Search and apply for trademarks and patents where applicable Build a website Make letter heads, etc Setup payment processor Setup accounting system Search for conventions, tradeshows, etc Find business vendors, suppliers, etc Look for a business mentor Refine your pitch Prepare your marketing plan Scream from the mountain-tops about your plan to get people to support you Sell, sell, sell! Resources

How to Setup Your Business for Under $1,000 Dollars” by Dan Fleyshman

Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/190

189: 27 Amazing Quotes to Live By

Sep 2, 2016 09:05

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This episode is a bit different. I’m simply giving you a list of some of the best, most inspiring quotes to live by. It’s a simple premise, so I hope you find this inspiring!

So if any of the below quotes stands out to you specifically, why not share them with the world? Just click on the ones that stand out and mean a lot to you. Enjoy the show!

 

“I am an optimist. There doesn’t seem to be much use in being anything else.” - Winston Churchill

 

“The man who has done his best has done everything.” - Charles Schwab

 

“Give. But give until it hurts.” - Mother Teresa

 

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela

 

“We can achieve what we can conceive and believe.” - Mark Twain

 

“Coming together is beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” - Henry Ford

 

“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” - T.S. Elliot

 

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” - Michael Jordan

 

“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive, but those who can best manage change.” - Charles Darwin

 

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you!” - Oprah Winfrey

 

“For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.” - Author Unknown

 

“The art of conversation lies in listening.” - Malcolm Forbes

 

“Promise only what you can deliver, then deliver more than you promised.” - Author Unknown

 

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/189

189: 27 Amazing Quotes to Live By

Sep 2, 2016 08:51

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/189

This episode is a bit different. I’m simply giving you a list of some of the best, most inspiring quotes to live by. It’s a simple premise, so I hope you find this inspiring!

So if any of the below quotes stands out to you specifically, why not share them with the world? Just click on the ones that stand out and mean a lot to you. Enjoy the show!

 

“I am an optimist. There doesn’t seem to be much use in being anything else.” - Winston Churchill

 

“The man who has done his best has done everything.” - Charles Schwab

 

“Give. But give until it hurts.” - Mother Teresa

 

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela

 

“We can achieve what we can conceive and believe.” - Mark Twain

 

“Coming together is beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” - Henry Ford

 

“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” - T.S. Elliot

 

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” - Michael Jordan

 

“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive, but those who can best manage change.” - Charles Darwin

 

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you!” - Oprah Winfrey

 

“For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.” - Author Unknown

 

“The art of conversation lies in listening.” - Malcolm Forbes

 

“Promise only what you can deliver, then deliver more than you promised.” - Author Unknown

 

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/189

188: How to Make Delicious Smoothies that are Healthy with Bradley Jarryd

Aug 31, 2016 46:03

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Smoothies are one of the most delicious types of food/drink in the world. But are they healthy? It all depends on how you’re making them, and Bradley Jarryd is on the show today to tell you exactly how they should be made to fit your dietary and fitness goals perfectly!

Plus, we dig into several recipes that will make you drool when you hear them. Take notes on this one if you want to make delicious smoothies that line up with your dietary goals.

But as Brad says, always be very careful to measure everything. Smoothies can be perfect for your dietary goals, but they can also easily get way off, as it’s easy to accidentally double something like peanut butter, and all the sudden you have an extra 200 calories!

So be careful, measure everything carefully, don’t use too much fruits, always include protein, and watch your dietary goals come closer and closer into view with the help of the delicious smoothies in this episode!

Key Takeaways Fruit sugar is not always healthy, especially when you have a lot of it Include protein in your shake Naked juice is terrible for you, even if it’s green Pina Colada Smoothie Coconut/almond milk Frozen pineapple Unsweetened dehydrated unsweetened coconut flakes Protein Stevia Ice Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothies Unsweetened almond milk Almond butter or peanut butter Unsweetened cocoa powder Protein Vanilla extract Cottage cheese Ice cubes 3 Rules for Making Healthy Smoothies Don’t make it too fruity or sugary. Try stevia instead if you need it sweetened Always have a protein source Measure your amounts. It’s easy to have too much of an ingredient or too little, depending on your goal Resources

TheBradAss.com

Instagram: @the_bradass

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/188

188: (video) How to Make Delicious Smoothies that are Healthy with Bradley Jarryd

Aug 31, 2016 46:14

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Smoothies are one of the most delicious types of food/drink in the world. But are they healthy? It all depends on how you’re making them, and Bradley Jarryd is on the show today to tell you exactly how they should be made to fit your dietary and fitness goals perfectly!

Plus, we dig into several recipes that will make you drool when you hear them. Take notes on this one if you want to make delicious smoothies that line up with your dietary goals.

But as Brad says, always be very careful to measure everything. Smoothies can be perfect for your dietary goals, but they can also easily get way off, as it’s easy to accidentally double something like peanut butter, and all the sudden you have an extra 200 calories!

So be careful, measure everything carefully, don’t use too much fruits, always include protein, and watch your dietary goals come closer and closer into view with the help of the delicious smoothies in this episode!

Key Takeaways Fruit sugar is not always healthy, especially when you have a lot of it Include protein in your shake Naked juice is terrible for you, even if it’s green Pina Colada Smoothie Coconut/almond milk Frozen pineapple Unsweetened dehydrated unsweetened coconut flakes Protein Stevia Ice Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothies Unsweetened almond milk Almond butter or peanut butter Unsweetened cocoa powder Protein Vanilla extract Cottage cheese Ice cubes 3 Rules for Making Healthy Smoothies Don’t make it too fruity or sugary. Try stevia instead if you need it sweetened Always have a protein source Measure your amounts. It’s easy to have too much of an ingredient or too little, depending on your goal Resources

TheBradAss.com

Instagram: @the_bradass

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/188

187: (video) 37 Things You will Regret When You are Old

Aug 29, 2016 17:00

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How many chances do you think you will get to live this life? A lot of people live their lives as if they are going to get multiple shots at it, to do other things and exploring other options. But, as far as we know, this is the one shot we get at creating the life we want on this earth.

This episode is a review of an article titled “37 Things You will Regret When You are Old,” and I’m walking through them all. There’s simply nothing worse than seeing regret in the eyes of the elderly, because at that stage there’s very little you can do to rectify the situation.

But most of the people listening to this podcast have a huge amount of time left, and it’s essential that you quit doing the things you will regret! That’s why this episode is so important. Please listen, and if you have any of the below in your life, cut it out before you grow old and regret not cutting it out sooner!

Key Takeaways: Not travelling when you had the chance Not learning another language Staying in a bad relationship Forgoing sunscreen Missing the chance to see your favorite musicians Being scared to do things Failing to make physical fitness a priority Letting yourself be defined by gender roles Not quitting a terrible job Not trying harder in school Not realizing how beautiful you were Being afraid to say I love you Not listening to your parents advice Spending your youth self-absorbed Caring too much about what other people think Supporting other’s dream over your own Not moving on fast enough Holding grudges especially with those you love Not standing up for yourself Not volunteering enough Neglecting your teeth Missing the chance to ask your grandparents questions before they die Working too much Not learning how to cook one awesome meal Not stopping to appreciate the moment Failing to finish what you start Never mastering one awesome party trick Letting yourself be defined by culture expectations Refusing to let friendships run their course Not playing with your kids enough Never taking a big risk Not taking the time to develop contacts and networks Worrying too much Getting caught up in needless drama Not spending enough time with loved ones Never performing in front of others Not being grateful sooner Resources:

The original article

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/187

187: 37 Things You will Regret When You are Old

Aug 29, 2016 16:58

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/187

How many chances do you think you will get to live this life? A lot of people live their lives as if they are going to get multiple shots at it, to do other things and exploring other options. But, as far as we know, this is the one shot we get at creating the life we want on this earth.

This episode is a review of an article titled “37 Things You will Regret When You are Old,” and I’m walking through them all. There’s simply nothing worse than seeing regret in the eyes of the elderly, because at that stage there’s very little you can do to rectify the situation.

But most of the people listening to this podcast have a huge amount of time left, and it’s essential that you quit doing the things you will regret! That’s why this episode is so important. Please listen, and if you have any of the below in your life, cut it out before you grow old and regret not cutting it out sooner!

Key Takeaways: Not travelling when you had the chance Not learning another language Staying in a bad relationship Forgoing sunscreen Missing the chance to see your favorite musicians Being scared to do things Failing to make physical fitness a priority Letting yourself be defined by gender roles Not quitting a terrible job Not trying harder in school Not realizing how beautiful you were Being afraid to say I love you Not listening to your parents advice Spending your youth self-absorbed Caring too much about what other people think Supporting other’s dream over your own Not moving on fast enough Holding grudges especially with those you love Not standing up for yourself Not volunteering enough Neglecting your teeth Missing the chance to ask your grandparents questions before they die Working too much Not learning how to cook one awesome meal Not stopping to appreciate the moment Failing to finish what you start Never mastering one awesome party trick Letting yourself be defined by culture expectations Refusing to let friendships run their course Not playing with your kids enough Never taking a big risk Not taking the time to develop contacts and networks Worrying too much Getting caught up in needless drama Not spending enough time with loved ones Never performing in front of others Not being grateful sooner Resources:

The original article

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/187

186: How to Write a Book in a Weekend

Aug 26, 2016 15:51

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/186 “Perfection is the enemy of productivity.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet)

Most people think of the process of writing a book as some almost insurmountable mountain of work. Authors often glamorize the idea of closing themselves away for a year to write, wrestling the words onto the page. But it doesn’t have to be that way!

In fact, I’m writing a book right now about how reduce or quit alcohol, using the process outlined in the book “Publish and Profit” by Mike Koenigs. The process is to mind-dump every topic in your area of expertise that you can, to eventually turn into chapters in your book. Then, simply turn on a recording device and simply talk about the subject for a bit! Then, get it transcribed, clean up the transcription and move things around if need be, and you have a chapter!

Writing a book has a huge range of benefits for the author, and instantly turns the author into a perceived expert on the topic. But most people don’t write books, for any number of reasons. But using the specific steps outlined in this episode, you can get the bulk of the work done in a single weekend. So what are you waiting for? Write your book!

 

Key Takeaways A lot of people think you need a year to write a book, but you can actually do it in a weekend Perfection is the enemy of productivity Write down tons of topics on a subject, and don’t sensor yourself. This will help you come up with chapters Start the actual writing process in the medium that is easiest for you. For lots of people (like myself), simply speaking it and recording it will be the easiest Get your recording transcribed Revise the transcription, shape it, and then the chapter is done! Consider using old blog posts if you have posts that are applicable Writing a book gives you instant authority and status Books give you a deeper relationship with your followers

 

 

Resources

Publish and Profit” by Mike Koenigs

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/186

185: How & Why to Appreciate Success Along the Journey with Dan Ilic

Aug 24, 2016 36:30

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/185 “Hustle can make up for lack of natural gifting, and is the one thing you control.” - Dan Ilic (click to tweet)

Do you take time to look back and reflect on your success along the way? A lot of us, especially the type-A personalities, have a hard time dwelling on past success. Instead, who hone in on the failures, or the things that didn’t go the way we planned. We think that it’s helping us turn into more successful people by beating ourselves up for past failures, when in reality reviewing our success and where we’ve come from would be much better for our health and well-being!

Today is a conversation with comic Dan Ilic, while we take a hike on Runyon Canyon, and the conversation hits on a lot of points. We talk about the importance of daily gratitude and the practicality of using a gratitude journal, about how when we hope for something and it doesn’t happen we feel like we’ve lost something when in reality we never had it, and so have lost nothing, and much more.

This is a deep one, so make sure to listen carefully. It’s easy to get frustrated when you feel like you haven’t made the kind of progress you would like to. But it’s important to keep in mind where you’ve come from, and stay continually thankful for what you have in your life, to continue on the journey to where you want to be.

“Go out of your way to prove that you’re valuable in your niche. Do whatever it takes to demonstrate it.” - Dan Ilic (Click to tweet) Key Takeaways

 

Hustle can make up for lack of natural gifting

 

Go out of your way to prove that you’re valuable in your niche. Do whatever it takes to demonstrate it Don’t forget the wins in your past. It’s easier to remember the losses than the wins A lot of times when you want something and it doesn’t happen, you feel a sense of loss, but it’s not real, because you never had any of it! There will always be people better and worse off than you. What’s essential is that each human finds out how to get the most joy and fulfillment out of their life, regardless of how the world judges their success Use a gratitude journal to rewire your brain for gratefulness You’re always your own harshest critic. Often, it’s the hardest to see your own success, but you must to feel fulfillment! Resources

“I’m a Client Scientist” Youtube Video

Dan Ilic: FaceBook

Fusion Comedy: FaceBook

Fusion Comedy: YouTube

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/185

184: Behind the Scenes Making this Podcast

Aug 22, 2016 26:36

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“Success loves speed.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet)

Have you ever wondered what the process looks like to crank out a podcast like the James Swanwick Show? On this episode, I’m detailing each step of the way, so that you can understand how an efficient team runs, how we communicate with each other, what I outsource and what I don’t, and much more.

The goal is that by hearing this you will be able to apply it to your own endeavors, whatever they may be. In whatever you’re doing, I believe you should simply do it now whenever possible. Too many people put things off until later, and then often completely forget them! There’s no time like the present to really get stuff done, and time kills momentum.

So listen carefully to this episode to understand how to build and manage an efficient team, get more done and up your productivity in whatever you’re doing. All that and more on the James Swanwick Show!

“Do things NOW whenever you can. Now is almost always better than later.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet) Key Takeaways Dedicate a block of time to one subject matter to get momentum and get so much more done than if you were jumping around Be as efficient with your time as you possibly can Do things NOW whenever you can. Now is almost always better than later Time kills momentum

Success loves speed

 

Outsource as much as you can

If you have a team - communicate as much as possible Resources

Schedule Once

WhatsApp

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/184

183: Radical Honesty: Should You Tell Your Spouse You Cheated? BOOK REVIEW

Aug 19, 2016 25:11

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/183 “Yesterday’s truth is today’s bullshit.” – Brad Blanton (click to tweet)

 

What is radical honesty? You probably consider yourself to be a decently honest person. You don’t really lie. Well, maybe a little white lie here and there. But nothing serious, right?

Brad Blanton’s contention is that any type of dishonesty, from the smallest white lie to even the withholding of any information is detrimental to us as humans, and causes us stress. When we withhold the way that we truly feel from anyone, we bear the brunt of that withholding, and is doing us harm.

The solution he outlines in his book “Radical Honesty” is to be extreme in your honesty. To not withhold ANYTHING, no matter how graphic, or how small, or how you think it may make the other person feel. He believes that by doing this, you are freeing yourself of the heavy weight of withholding information, and will be a far freer and happier person for it.

What do you think?

"It is common for people to ruin their lives and kill themselves through withholding.” – Brad Blanton (click to tweet) Key Takeaways Withholding information, not telling people exactly how we feel and think, keeps us in jail Tell the truth to get rid of the stress caused by lying A lot of times after you reveal the facts, the anticipated catastrophe doesn’t even happen Telling the truth means truly expressing all It’s not normal to be honest, but the honest person who tells the truth is most free and alive kind of adult human being you will ever see Whenever possible talk face to face with a person you are upset with Layers of Telling the Truth Reveal the facts Honestly express current feelings and thoughts Expose the fiction that you have devised to represent yourself and your history

 

Resource

"Radical Honesty" by Brad Blanton

 

Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/183

 

183: Radical Honesty: Should You Tell Your Spouse You Cheated? BOOK REVIEW

Aug 19, 2016

Description:

Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/183 “Yesterday’s truth is today’s bullshit.” – Brad Blanton (click to tweet)

 

What is radical honesty? You probably consider yourself to be a decently honest person. You don’t really lie. Well, maybe a little white lie here and there. But nothing serious, right?

Brad Blanton’s contention is that any type of dishonesty, from the smallest white lie to even the withholding of any information is detrimental to us as humans, and causes us stress. When we withhold the way that we truly feel from anyone, we bear the brunt of that withholding, and is doing us harm.

The solution he outlines in his book “Radical Honesty” is to be extreme in your honesty. To not withhold ANYTHING, no matter how graphic, or how small, or how you think it may make the other person feel. He believes that by doing this, you are freeing yourself of the heavy weight of withholding information, and will be a far freer and happier person for it.

What do you think?

"It is common for people to ruin their lives and kill themselves through withholding.” – Brad Blanton (click to tweet) Key Takeaways Withholding information, not telling people exactly how we feel and think, keeps us in jail Tell the truth to get rid of the stress caused by lying A lot of times after you reveal the facts, the anticipated catastrophe doesn’t even happen Telling the truth means truly expressing all It’s not normal to be honest, but the honest person who tells the truth is most free and alive kind of adult human being you will ever see Whenever possible talk face to face with a person you are upset with Layers of Telling the Truth Reveal the facts Honestly express current feelings and thoughts Expose the fiction that you have devised to represent yourself and your history

 

Resource

"Radical Honesty" by Brad Blanton

 

Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/183

 

182: (video) What Will the Future Look Like? AI, Self Driving Cars, and Robots with Kevin Kelly

Aug 17, 2016 41:11

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/182 “Instead of having an internet of knowledge, the shift is toward an internet of experiences and emotions and feeling.” - Kevin Kelly

(click to tweet)

What will the future look like? Will we experience the dystopian type of future that is so popular in films and books these days, or will it perhaps be a bit brighter than that? Will we lose jobs en masse? Will enough new jobs be created by technology to deal with all the ones that are lost?

These are just a few of the fascinating questions my guest today, Kevin Kelly, and I get into on today’s episode. Kevin’s new book, “The Inevitable” details the ways in which technology will change life as we know it on earth. His insight is fascinating, and the discussion of where all of this is heading is extremely educational.

If you’ve ever been curious about the future, about where technology is headed, about if humans are going to be able to handle the onslaught of new technologies, this interview is for you!

“In the future, society will shift from one where we own assets to one where we have access to assets.” - Kevin Kelly (click to tweet) Key Takeaways Some things are inevitable, like the internet. Things like AI are inevitable, but what gets done with AI is not Even with the extremeness of what will change, there will still be a lot of sameness in your life, especially in the near future The future of technology can be thought of as a GPS for your life Instead of having an internet of knowledge, the shift is toward an internet of experiences and emotions and feeling Anything learned through the future of an internet of experiences will be learned in a more visceral, stronger way The number one most common occupation is drivers, whether Uber, Taxi, or truck, and those jobs will be going away eventually But, having AI drive the car will in fact spark a many of other jobs, because what you will be doing in the car will be work, entertainment, or in general experiencing things Anything repetitive and monotonous will go to the AI Humans will move more and more toward jobs that are not defined by productivity, but by creativity and creative decision making Society will shift from one where we own assets to one where we have access to assets In the future, people will own less and less over time, and instead simply have access to everything. People will only own things that they care deeply about or make a living with Resources

“The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future” by Kevin Kelly

Twitter: @Kevin2Kelly

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/182

182: What Will the Future Look Like? AI, Self Driving Cars, and Robots with Kevin Kelly

Aug 17, 2016 41:06

Description:

Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/182 “Instead of having an internet of knowledge, the shift is toward an internet of experiences and emotions and feeling.” - Kevin Kelly

(click to tweet)

What will the future look like? Will we experience the dystopian type of future that is so popular in films and books these days, or will it perhaps be a bit brighter than that? Will we lose jobs en masse? Will enough new jobs be created by technology to deal with all the ones that are lost?

These are just a few of the fascinating questions my guest today, Kevin Kelly, and I get into on today’s episode. Kevin’s new book, “The Inevitable” details the ways in which technology will change life as we know it on earth. His insight is fascinating, and the discussion of where all of this is heading is extremely educational.

If you’ve ever been curious about the future, about where technology is headed, about if humans are going to be able to handle the onslaught of new technologies, this interview is for you!

“In the future, society will shift from one where we own assets to one where we have access to assets.” - Kevin Kelly (click to tweet) Key Takeaways Some things are inevitable, like the internet. Things like AI are inevitable, but what gets done with AI is not Even with the extremeness of what will change, there will still be a lot of sameness in your life, especially in the near future The future of technology can be thought of as a GPS for your life Instead of having an internet of knowledge, the shift is toward an internet of experiences and emotions and feeling Anything learned through the future of an internet of experiences will be learned in a more visceral, stronger way The number one most common occupation is drivers, whether Uber, Taxi, or truck, and those jobs will be going away eventually But, having AI drive the car will in fact spark a many of other jobs, because what you will be doing in the car will be work, entertainment, or in general experiencing things Anything repetitive and monotonous will go to the AI Humans will move more and more toward jobs that are not defined by productivity, but by creativity and creative decision making Society will shift from one where we own assets to one where we have access to assets In the future, people will own less and less over time, and instead simply have access to everything. People will only own things that they care deeply about or make a living with Resources

“The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future” by Kevin Kelly

Twitter: @Kevin2Kelly

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/182

181: How to Get Important People to Respond to You

Aug 15, 2016 07:45

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/181

Getting a response from someone is going to be key to your accomplishing almost anything that you may want to accomplish in life. And often, the person that want to respond to you the most will be someone that everyone else wants a response from as well. They’re far too busy for you, right?

As it turns out, there are some simple principles to keep in mind when reaching out to someone, if you want to really stand out enough to get a response, and that is what this episode is all about! Giving you the tactics that are going to make you stand out, and get the response that is so essential to what you’re trying to accomplish.

So whether you’re pitching a venture capitalist, trying to get a date, reaching out to a potential mentor, or any other number of goals, contacting people and getting them to respond to you is going to be essential, and you’ll learn exactly how on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: Don’t just shoot an email and hope they respond. That almost never works Try sending video text message. You will get a high rate of reply on that, because very few people do it Try actually giving people a call. Very few people do that these days. If they don’t pick up, send a text right after (maybe video) Try unusual channels for outreach, such as snapchat and others Always be very friendly in your persistence, so that you don’t come across as pushy Find any way you can to stand out from the crowd

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/181

180: How to Achieve More Peace and Productivity Through Tidiness: BOOK REVIEW

Aug 12, 2016 11:18

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/180   “The best way to find out what we really need is to get rid of the things we don’t.” - Marie Kondo (click to tweet)

 

Most people complain about the amount of clutter they have in their house. When guests come over, it’s a quick scramble to make everything neat and tidy, and give the impression that everything is under control, and that the the host lives a perfectly organized, neat, and tidy life.

But what if that were more than a facade? What if that neat and tidy, pure, focused presentation that you try to make on others was the truth of your life?

Today I’m reviewing “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo. This book delves into the practical process of cleaning up your life, and how it can lead to a more focused, peaceful, and productive you.

If you’ve ever thought you could use a more focused, tidy, clean house, this episode is for you! Learn the steps you need to take to live a more peaceful and productive life through the magic of tidiness!

 

“For each item, ask “does this spark joy?” If it does, keep it. If it doesn’t, throw it out.” - Marie Kondo (click to tweet)

 

Key Takeaways Start by discarding: Throw stuff out! Don’t do little bits at a time. Just do one big de-clutter The reason people have a hard time tidying is often because there is too much stuff. So start by getting rid of stuff! For each item, ask “does this spark joy?” If it does, keep it. If it doesn’t, throw it out Before starting to get rid of things, organize everything into categories, and then go through each category getting rid of things Sequence: Clothes, books, papers, misc. items, sentimental items Create a quiet space in which to evaluate the things in your life Only begin folding clothes when you have a mental image of what the inside of your drawer should look like in the end Designate a spot for everything, and then never waver from that designation The best way to find out what we really need is to get rid of the things we don’t

 

Resources

“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/180

179: How to Get a Bodybuilder Physique in 26 Weeks with Jon Mills

Aug 10, 2016 50:28

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. “We have to work on ourselves and our minds every day. When we stop, that’s when things can get out of control.” - Jon Mills (click to tweet)

 

Watch: Peak Physique Documentary

(use code jamesswanwick to get a discount)

 

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get the physique of a bodybuilder? What do the workouts look like? What is the schedule like? How much pain do you have to endure? How much sleep? What kind of food? The questions are endless, and a lot of people have a lot of curiosity around this. This sort of physique seems so far away from what most of us are able to achieve that there’s this aura around people who are able to accomplish things like this, and we wonder how it’s possible.

Jon Mills set out to find out exactly how, by putting himself through the process of becoming a bodybuilder, and he’s here to tell the story about it! The intensity required to compete that the professional level is extreme, and this was no small undertaking.

Learn how he was able to accomplish incredible gains in his physique, in his mentality, in his performance, and in his life, through this incredibly difficult process of becoming a professional bodybuilder.

“Be careful about the rebound effect of too strict a diet. Go with a diet that you can keep up over the long run.” - Jon Mills (click to tweet) Key Takeaways The more people share their stories and are open about it, the more they can help others work through similar difficult circumstances Work on yourself and on your mentality constantly to stay on top of it Rest and breaks are extremely important building muscle It is very important that your specific workout routine fits your specific workout goals Nutrition also has to be specific to you, including your specific macro goals, etc Be careful about the rebound effect of too strict a diet. Go with a diet that you can keep up over the long run Know what motivates you, and feed off that Surround yourself with like-minded people that will bring you up The Macro Goals for the Average Person Trying to Lean Down

40% protein

40% carbs

20% fat

 

Resources:

PeakPhysiqueFilm.com

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/179

178: “Do It Now!” - James Swanwick on How to Get More Out of Life

Aug 8, 2016 01:32:19

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. “The fitter that I am physically, the fitter that I am mentally.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet)

It’s time to get a behind-the-scenes look at your host, James Swanwick, and what he’s all about. Today, the tables are being turned, and Thai Neave is interviewing James to try to understand the man behind the Swannies.

A lot of ground is covered in this episode, so get ready to take in a lot of information. Thai and James go over things like getting a mentor, the coming disruptions in job markets, how artists can make a living, why helping is selfish (but not bad), how to have a willingness and the guts to jump into the deep end in life, and why James spent $25k on mentorship.

If you’re someone who is always looking for ways to get more out of life, this is the episode for you. This is applicable to people in any industry who are simply attempting to live the best life that they can. Get some insight, encouragement, and advice for your life on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

“Don’t wait to do stuff. Do it now!” - James Swanwick (click to tweet) Key Takeaways A lot of different industries are going through huge changes, and when it comes to jobs it’s really going to be survival of the fittest The world is tricky, but all you can do is arm yourself as well as you can to prepare for what is happening A lot of artists don’t want to take the time to learn how to sell their art Helping is actually selfish because it makes you feel so good when you do it Align your entire life (including the car you drive) with your brand In sales, there’s a lot of perception. The perception that you give to the people you sell to is so important Having the willingness and the guts to jump into the deep end of situations is very important to success If you’re nervous about something, ask yourself “what’s the worst thing that could happen?” Chances are, it will not be as bad as you’re imagining Mentors are essential. Whether paid or not, find a mentor Don’t wait to do stuff. Do it now! Three Top Takeaways from $25k spent in coaching with Tai Lopez How to read a book a day Think big. Multiply by 10. Surround yourself with people who think big The science of human nature, and getting to the truth/data. Maybe an ugly website actually sells more than a pretty website. Try to understand why, and get at the data. Force yourself to always questions what is, and understand how people can be persuaded Resources

Tai Lopez

How to Read a Book a Day

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/178

177: Why Would You Quit Alcohol?

Aug 5, 2016 44:34

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. “Sustained alcohol drinking over many years may be considered normal in society, but is very unhealthy.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet)

Society has ingrained upon us the idea that alcohol is a completely normal part of many everyday interactions. Think about it: If you’re celebrating a birthday, you drink. If you’re on a date, you drink. If you just had a promotion, you drink. Society has made us believe that we need to drink under so many circumstances, but the truth is that it’s not the case!

Today I’m talking with Shakira Elliot, a graduate of the 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge, about the changes quitting alcohol had on her life, and believe me they are significant. In fact, most things are simply better without alcohol! You sleep better, you skin is better, you get in better shape, you look better, you feel better, you’re more productive… Pretty much everything is better!

This isn’t to say that need to quit. You don’t. But maybe you should look into giving it up just for a bit. Try 30 days. You may find, like Shakira did, that the benefits just far outweigh the upsides of drinking. If you want more out of your life then you owe it to yourself to try taking a break! Learn more at 30DayNoAlcoholChallenge.com

“You’re less YOU when you’re drinking.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet Key Takeaways You don’t have to be an alcoholic to feel the negative effects of it. Even just a few drinks a week socially is enough to affect most areas of your life Sustained alcohol drinking over many years may be considered normal in society, but is very unhealthy A lot of people drink for social reasons, not because they really enjoy the taste or even the feeling You’re less you when you’re drinking Quitting alcohol will often have the unexpected effect of bringing higher quality relationships into your life Take your weekends back! A lot of people drink to fit in, but the truth is that people usually completely accept the idea that you don’t drink, and it actually may bring you closer to them Society gives us all of these ideas that we need alcohol for a variety of activities that actually have nothing to do with alcohol Not everyone will understand why you don’t drink, and that’s completely ok! They don’t need to You don’t have to quit forever. Just try it for 30 days! Resources

30 Day No Alcohol Challenge

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/177

176: How to Have Better Sex - Caitlin Padgett on How to Date without Alcohol

Aug 3, 2016 37:52

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. “Anyone who really wants to get to know you is not going to reject the idea of a date without alcohol.” - Caitlin Padgett (click to tweet)

 

There is no place where alcohol is more of an assumed part of life than the dating world. Whether you’re going out to the bar, or to dinner, or really any date you can imagine, most people will assume that alcohol is included.

But it doesn’t have to be, and Caitlin Padgett, author of the book “Drink Less Be More” is talking today about how we can still through inhibitions aside and really go for it in dating, without the crutch of alcohol that most people rely on.

And, most importantly, sex is better! Not only do you feel better, you look far better, more fit, with better definition and skin tone. You even feel more without alcohol, which makes the sex better as well.

Listen to this episode to give important tips about how to up your dating game by quitting alcohol on the James Swanwick Show today!

“Anyone who really wants to get to know you is not going to reject the idea of a date without alcohol.” - Caitlin Padgett (click to tweet) Key Takeaways Most people assume alcohol when it comes to dating. It’s standard Daytime dates are a great alternative to traditional dates, with absolutely no pressure to drink. Daytime dates give the strong impression that you want to get to know them as a person Anyone who really wants to get to know you is not going to reject the idea of a date without alcohol Come up with new pregaming that doesn’t include alcohol to get you into the right mood before a date Have “dance parties of one” to get you into the mood Instead of getting nervous and thinking about what could go wrong on a date, flip the script: Imagine everything go right, and working out in your favor Figure out what your drink is, something interesting and cool that is non-alcoholic, and make it your go-to thing Just be honest about why you’re choosing to not drink alcohol. Own it No alcohol makes sex so much better! You look better, and you feel more Resources:

30 Day No Alcohol Challenge

CaitlinPadgett.com

“Drink Less Be More” by Caitlin Padgett

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/176

176: (video) How to Have Better Sex - Caitlin Padgett on How to Date without Alcohol

Aug 3, 2016 37:55

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. “Anyone who really wants to get to know you is not going to reject the idea of a date without alcohol.” - Caitlin Padgett (click to tweet)

 

There is no place where alcohol is more of an assumed part of life than the dating world. Whether you’re going out to the bar, or to dinner, or really any date you can imagine, most people will assume that alcohol is included.

But it doesn’t have to be, and Caitlin Padgett, author of the book “Drink Less Be More” is talking today about how we can still through inhibitions aside and really go for it in dating, without the crutch of alcohol that most people rely on.

And, most importantly, sex is better! Not only do you feel better, you look far better, more fit, with better definition and skin tone. You even feel more without alcohol, which makes the sex better as well.

Listen to this episode to give important tips about how to up your dating game by quitting alcohol on the James Swanwick Show today!

“Anyone who really wants to get to know you is not going to reject the idea of a date without alcohol.” - Caitlin Padgett (click to tweet) Key Takeaways Most people assume alcohol when it comes to dating. It’s standard Daytime dates are a great alternative to traditional dates, with absolutely no pressure to drink. Daytime dates give the strong impression that you want to get to know them as a person Anyone who really wants to get to know you is not going to reject the idea of a date without alcohol Come up with new pregaming that doesn’t include alcohol to get you into the right mood before a date Have “dance parties of one” to get you into the mood Instead of getting nervous and thinking about what could go wrong on a date, flip the script: Imagine everything go right, and working out in your favor Figure out what your drink is, something interesting and cool that is non-alcoholic, and make it your go-to thing Just be honest about why you’re choosing to not drink alcohol. Own it No alcohol makes sex so much better! You look better, and you feel more Resources:

30 Day No Alcohol Challenge

CaitlinPadgett.com

“Drink Less Be More” by Caitlin Padgett

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/176

175: Abused By a London Taxi Driver

Aug 1, 2016 14:50

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. “Life is competition. Life progresses, and if you don’t progress you get slaughtered.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet)

 

I was recently abused by a London taxi driver. Taking an Uber across London, I was verbally abused by a taxi driver. Listen to the episode to get the full scoop on the story...

But what do you think about whol taxis versus Uber battle? It’s been heating up in a big way for a while, and I experienced it first hand recently in London.

The bigger issue here is the idea that technology is slowly and steadily replacing jobs, and displacing people who used to be comfortable with what they did. The world is becoming progressively trickier to navigate, especially for those unwilling to change.

This is the key takeaway of this episode: Continually educate yourself and up your game in terms of your skills and abilities, so that you don’t get stuck out of a job that’s been replaced by the fast march of new technology, with no good options. Plan for that time now!

Listen to the story of what happened with the London taxi driver on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: Life is competition from the day you are born. If you don’t progress you get slaughtered Don’t whine about how times are changing. Change with the times Educate yourself to always stay ahead of the curb Creative and ingenuitive humans will always be needed in the world, so prove that you are that kind of person! Resources:

Get My Book Notes on 3 Life-Changing books!

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/175

174: (video) How and Why to be More Sociable: A Book Review of “Social” by Matthew Lieberman

Jul 30, 2016 07:26

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. “A kind word is worth as much to the brain in terms of rewards as a certain amount of money.” - Matthew Lieberman (click to tweet)

 

Would you consider yourself sociable? Or even a socialite? Do you think you’re an introvert or an extrovert? Are social experiences important to your life?

 

Matthew Lieberman argues that social things are actually the most important aspect of our lives. He says that when we are rejected, we feel actual, real pain. Pain that is just as real as when we experience physical pain. In fact, he claims that the pain of heartbreak can be just as intense as the pain of breaking a leg.

 

All humans are wired to be social. But why? What does this do for us? And how can we take this knowledge and use it to help us succeed at greater and greater levels? Learn more on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

 

“Bullying is so painful to humans not just because of what the bully thinks, but because we think that others must think what the bully is thinking.” - Matthew Lieberman (click to tweet)

 

Key Takeaways Connection is the foundation on which our social lives are founded Humans naturally want to be around people, a team A kind word is worth as much to the brain in terms of rewards as a certain amount of money All humans have a need to belong, and to know that others like, admire and love them Bullying is so painful to humans not just because of what the bully thinks, but because we think that others must think what the bully is thinking Social pain is real pain. Sometimes these are the absolute most painful experiences of our lives, i.e., a loved one’s death, a breakup, etc

 

Resources

“Social” by Matthew Lieberman

Get My Book Notes on 3 Life-Changing Books

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/174

174: How and Why to be More Sociable: A Book Review of “Social” by Matthew Lieberman

Jul 30, 2016 07:26

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. “A kind word is worth as much to the brain in terms of rewards as a certain amount of money.” - Matthew Lieberman (click to tweet)

 

Would you consider yourself sociable? Or even a socialite? Do you think you’re an introvert or an extrovert? Are social experiences important to your life?

 

Matthew Lieberman argues that social things are actually the most important aspect of our lives. He says that when we are rejected, we feel actual, real pain. Pain that is just as real as when we experience physical pain. In fact, he claims that the pain of heartbreak can be just as intense as the pain of breaking a leg.

 

All humans are wired to be social. But why? What does this do for us? And how can we take this knowledge and use it to help us succeed at greater and greater levels? Learn more on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

 

“Bullying is so painful to humans not just because of what the bully thinks, but because we think that others must think what the bully is thinking.” - Matthew Lieberman (click to tweet)

 

Key Takeaways Connection is the foundation on which our social lives are founded Humans naturally want to be around people, a team A kind word is worth as much to the brain in terms of rewards as a certain amount of money All humans have a need to belong, and to know that others like, admire and love them Bullying is so painful to humans not just because of what the bully thinks, but because we think that others must think what the bully is thinking Social pain is real pain. Sometimes these are the absolute most painful experiences of our lives, i.e., a loved one’s death, a breakup, etc

 

Resources

“Social” by Matthew Lieberman

Get My Book Notes on 3 Life-Changing Books

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/174

173: How to Eat Dessert and Burn Fat at the Same Time with Crosby Tailor

Jul 27, 2016 55:21

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. “Make sure that you’re following a balanced diet with enough protein to keep you from feeling like you need to binge on sweets.” - Crosby Tailor

(click to tweet)

 

Do you have a sweet tooth? Most people in the world do. Some are worse than others, but this sweet tooth will often interfere with our dietary goals. How can you eat your sweets and still stay healthy?

As it turns out, there is a way to eat delicious desserts that satisfy your sweet tooth, and keep up your healthy diet, and Crosby Tailor is here to tell us how! Crosby’s speciality is making desserts that are incredibly tasty, and yet still incredibly healthy!

We dig into a lot of ingredient details on this episode, so make sure to take notes! If you’ve ever wondered if it was possible to have six pack abs and still eat dessert, this episode is for you! Take notes, checkout the recipes on Crosby’s website, and listen and learn to this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

“You should be very untrusting of desserts you are offered anywhere, even if they’re ‘healthy.’ Best to make your own.” - Crosby Tailor

(click to tweet)

Key Takeaways You should be untrusting of most desserts you are offered anywhere. Even healthy desserts are often not in line with your diet goals Look into Erythritol as a healthy sweetener. Use as powder to blend it consistently into your baking Use coconut flour instead of white flower Be careful of using too much stevia, as a lot of people have a strong sensitivity to the flavor profile of stevia Even eating healthily, don’t overeat. But when you’re eating healthy, you’ll tend to be full and less likely to overeat DIY Healthy Cookies Flour base: Try a substitute for white flour like coconut, quinoa, or almond flour Eggs: Look for pasture-raised, cage-free, etc Butter: Try substituting Ghee to avoid lactose Baking powder: Look for aluminum-free Sweetener: Try stevia, erythritol. Use some chocolate or cocoa Liquid: Coconut milk Other Ingredients Mentioned Pink salt Grass fed whey protein Bone broth based powder Cacao nibs MCT oil Mint Resources

EatDessertBurnFat.com

Lakanto.com - Place to by Erythritol sweetener

Get My Books Notes on 3 Life-Changing Books

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/173

173: (video) How to Eat Dessert and Burn Fat at the Same Time with Crosby Tailor

Jul 27, 2016 55:26

Description:

Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. “Make sure that you’re following a balanced diet with enough protein to keep you from feeling like you need to binge on sweets.” - Crosby Tailor

(click to tweet)

 

Do you have a sweet tooth? Most people in the world do. Some are worse than others, but this sweet tooth will often interfere with our dietary goals. How can you eat your sweets and still stay healthy?

As it turns out, there is a way to eat delicious desserts that satisfy your sweet tooth, and keep up your healthy diet, and Crosby Tailor is here to tell us how! Crosby’s speciality is making desserts that are incredibly tasty, and yet still incredibly healthy!

We dig into a lot of ingredient details on this episode, so make sure to take notes! If you’ve ever wondered if it was possible to have six pack abs and still eat dessert, this episode is for you! Take notes, checkout the recipes on Crosby’s website, and listen and learn to this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

“You should be very untrusting of desserts you are offered anywhere, even if they’re ‘healthy.’ Best to make your own.” - Crosby Tailor

(click to tweet)

Key Takeaways You should be untrusting of most desserts you are offered anywhere. Even healthy desserts are often not in line with your diet goals Look into Erythritol as a healthy sweetener. Use as powder to blend it consistently into your baking Use coconut flour instead of white flower Be careful of using too much stevia, as a lot of people have a strong sensitivity to the flavor profile of stevia Even eating healthily, don’t overeat. But when you’re eating healthy, you’ll tend to be full and less likely to overeat DIY Healthy Cookies Flour base: Try a substitute for white flour like coconut, quinoa, or almond flour Eggs: Look for pasture-raised, cage-free, etc Butter: Try substituting Ghee to avoid lactose Baking powder: Look for aluminum-free Sweetener: Try stevia, erythritol. Use some chocolate or cocoa Liquid: Coconut milk Other Ingredients Mentioned Pink salt Grass fed whey protein Bone broth based powder Cacao nibs MCT oil Mint Resources

EatDessertBurnFat.com

Lakanto.com - Place to by Erythritol sweetener

Get My Books Notes on 3 Life-Changing Books

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/173

172: How to Be Fearless in Creating Your Dream Story

Jul 25, 2016 17:33

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This episode is a recording of a meetup in London. I go around the gathering, and ask a variety of people what their story is. The answers are fascinating!

If you’ve been following me for a bit, you know that this is my favorite conversation starter: “What is your story?” This opens up a whole world of possible responses from the person you are talking to, and allows them to get into far more detail about what they’re passionate about than if you simply asked them where they’re from, or what their job is.

I also dig a bit into how I was able to interview Jack Nicholson as my first ever celebrity interview, land a job hosting ESPN Sports Center, build a PR company, and much more! Listen up and please enjoy this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways Surround yourself with people you aren’t negative, and have similar goals to you Notice the conversation starter: “What’s your story?” This opener opens the door for a huge variety of different conversations

 

Fearlessly approach people and try to learn whatever you can about them, their life, and their story

 

Be tenacious in asking people for what you want. Just ask!

 

Resources

Get My Book Notes on 3 Life-Changing Books

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/172

171: How to Instantly Be More Productive: The One Thing BOOK REVIEW

Jul 22, 2016 11:58

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What is your one thing? What is the single thing that you most want to be known for? What is the single thing that you have to get done today?

This show is a book review of “The One Thing” by Gary Kelly. The book speaks to the ways that it is easy to get distracted by competing interests and attention-grabbers, and that if we want to attain success, we need unwavering focus, for lengthy periods, on one single thing.

Many people keep to-do lists for their day. They carefully plot out the 7-8 or more things that they must get done that day, and then they work through them. Kelly tells us that this is actually an extremely inefficient way of going about the day. Instead, we should define the one single thing that would go a long way in getting us ahead in the areas we want to get ahead in, and go all out on that one thing.

So listen up to learn how to up your productivity on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways Don’t create a checklist. Ask yourself, “what is the one thing you can do today that will move your life ahead?” The worst thing you can do is constantly jump between jobs. When you switch jobs you are wasting effort on the switch, and it’s extremely inefficient Chunk your work into single things that you can put all of your attention and focus on Put all of your focus on what you want to be doing. Don’t waste time on other things, but put all of your attention into whatever your one thing is Resources:

“The One Things” by Kevin Kelly

Get My Book Notes on 3 Life-Changing Books Free!

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/171

170: (video) How to Control the “Inner Pig:” Stop Binge-Eating with Dr. Glenn Livingston

Jul 20, 2016 52:43

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. “Ask yourself where you would be in a year if you ate perfectly.” - Dr. Glenn Livingston (click to tweet)

Are you a binge-eater? Do you chronically over-eat? Maybe you’re just aware of the guilty pleasures that you let creep into your life habitually, and that you would be better off without them. Dr. Glenn Livingston is on the show today to help you learn how you can take control, eat the way you really want to, and thereby live the life you know you want to live!

Everyone has an inner-monster, and labeling it as such can go a long way towards helping you live the life you want to. Livingston calls his the “inner-pig,” but there are a variety of things you could call it, and allocating it to something different than you gives you additional willpower in your fight against the urges. You  can either do what you want to do, or acquiesce to the wishes of your inner monster. It’s your choice.

Understanding that eating the right way is actually what you want, and that you don’t want to continue the bad eating habits of your past is just the tip of the iceberg here, and Dr. Glenn Livingston has a lot to say about how to define what binge-eating is for you, how to craft the statement of what your perfect eating habits would look like, and why eating mindfully is so important to healthy eating. Listen up and learn on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

“Mindfully eat your food, aware of each bite, to avoid eating more than you really need/want.” - Dr. Glenn Livingston (click to tweet) Key Takeaways: Everyone needs to define for themselves what binge eating is, and what is not binge eating Understand your inner monster, and label it to help you confine it Regardless of your upbringing, your decisions are still your decisions and no one else’s. This doesn't discount the amount of work you may have to do to overcome your specific difficulties, but it is important that you understand that it is your decisions alone Allocate the urges you want to avoid (binge-eating, etc) to your “inner- (monster pig, slacker) Make sure you mindfully eat your food, aware of each bite, to avoid eating more than you really need/want Create a definitive and declarative statement of what you want your eating habits to look like habitually Ask yourself where you would be in a year if you followed your declarative statement perfectly You must be confident that you are 100% sure in what you want, and that your inner-monster is the one trying to sneak ideas of cheating past you Resources

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170: How to Control the “Inner Pig:” Stop Binge-Eating with Dr. Glenn Livingston

Jul 20, 2016 52:37

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Are you a binge-eater? Do you chronically over-eat? Maybe you’re just aware of the guilty pleasures that you let creep into your life habitually, and that you would be better off without them. Dr. Glenn Livingston is on the show today to help you learn how you can take control, eat the way you really want to, and thereby live the life you know you want to live!

Everyone has an inner-monster, and labeling it as such can go a long way towards helping you live the life you want to. Livingston calls his the “inner-pig,” but there are a variety of things you could call it, and allocating it to something different than you gives you additional willpower in your fight against the urges. You  can either do what you want to do, or acquiesce to the wishes of your inner monster. It’s your choice.

Understanding that eating the right way is actually what you want, and that you don’t want to continue the bad eating habits of your past is just the tip of the iceberg here, and Dr. Glenn Livingston has a lot to say about how to define what binge-eating is for you, how to craft the statement of what your perfect eating habits would look like, and why eating mindfully is so important to healthy eating. Listen up and learn on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

“Mindfully eat your food, aware of each bite, to avoid eating more than you really need/want.” - Dr. Glenn Livingston (click to tweet) Key Takeaways: Everyone needs to define for themselves what binge eating is, and what is not binge eating Understand your inner monster, and label it to help you confine it Regardless of your upbringing, your decisions are still your decisions and no one else’s. This doesn't discount the amount of work you may have to do to overcome your specific difficulties, but it is important that you understand that it is your decisions alone Allocate the urges you want to avoid (binge-eating, etc) to your “inner- (monster pig, slacker) Make sure you mindfully eat your food, aware of each bite, to avoid eating more than you really need/want Create a definitive and declarative statement of what you want your eating habits to look like habitually Ask yourself where you would be in a year if you followed your declarative statement perfectly You must be confident that you are 100% sure in what you want, and that your inner-monster is the one trying to sneak ideas of cheating past you Resources

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169: Can You Ever Look Back?

Jul 18, 2016 22:58

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. “People say you can never look back. I like to look backwards, forward, and also live in the moment.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet)

We constantly hear the phrase “you can never look back.” Whether in song, in advice, or any other form, it seems like people are opposed to the idea of “looking back,” or of nostalgically exploring your past, as if it will have some negative effect on your progress toward the future, will slow you down, or will make you try to go back to that time in your life.

In my opinion, there is a lot of positives that can come from looking back. In fact, I think that there are positives to looking backwards and forwards, and that this practice can, surprisingly, help you live more in the moment!

This may be a surprising idea to many. The advice of “never look back,” or “live in the future” is often given as a means of helping you live more in the moment. But I find clarity in where I’ve come by looking back, which helps me learn to always live in the moment and appreciate every second of every day.

Listen to this episode of the James Swanwick Show to learn what I think about living in the moment, why looking back, or times of nostalgia, can actually help you live in the moment, and why not every interaction needs to be about business. All that and more on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways People say you can’t look back, but there’s value in the enrichment of nostalgia, and what you can learn from it But never let your past define or limit you Looking back can give you clarity towards where you want to go in the future Thinking over your life, and what you’ve done, can fuel you toward the future, and even help you live more in the moment now As long as you can simultaneously live in the moment, letting your thoughts wander toward the past or future can enrich you Having goals but also being content in the moment is the sweet spot. Try to make decisions to hang out with people that you don’t have a clear vision of how it can help you. These interactions will enrich your life

 

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168: What Love Style Are You BOOK REVIEW

Jul 16, 2016 24:18

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Do you know what your love style is? Are you anxious? Are you secure? Are you avoidant?How about your partner? Do you understand the ways that your two love style compliment, or may indeed clash with each other? By understanding this, you can go a long way in understanding a lot of the conflict in your life!

Today I’m reviewing “Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help YouFind - and Keep - Love” by Amir Levine. Paying attention to the ways you express love, whether you tend to get jealous easily, if you need alone time, or if you're secure in the other person’s love for you, will help you have the best relationship possible.

So listen up carefully to this episode if you want a better love life, and want to further deepen your relationships! Don’t miss it, take notes, subscribe and rate and review the podcast!

Key Takeaways Secure, avoidant or anxious are different types of love styles you might encounter Once you understand these three types, you might be able to understand why your expectations of your partner may be off Anxious: Craves assurance that you will be there for them Secure: You are secure in the idea that your lover loves you and will be true to you Avoidant: Really enjoys their time alone, or perhaps short term relationships or single. They can have long-term relationships, but they enjoy their time alone Understanding the style that you are, and the style that your partner is, will go a long way in helping you to understand each other and each other’s actions Resources

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167: (video) Robert Greene on How to Overcome Social Awkwardness

Jul 13, 2016 49:12

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Do you understand the laws of human nature? Do you know why you do what you do? Why humans make the decisions that they make? And do you know how to leverage social skills to accomplish what you want to in life?

Today’s guest is Robert Greene, the bestselling author of such books as “The 48 Laws of Power,” “The Art of Seduction,” “Mastery” and more. He’s here to discuss his upcoming book “The Laws of Human Nature,” where he explores what makes humans tick, and what that means for the person who wants to succeed in this life.

As we discuss in the interview, a lot of social success comes down to one’s ability to develop empathy for other people. To really step inside of their body and understand what they’re thinking, why they’re thinking, what they think about themselves and the story they tell about themselves, and then to affirm these things. If you want to be likeable, that’s the formula!

But there’s  lot more to dig into with Robert Greene, and we talk about many aspects of social awkwardness and how to avoid it, how to practice and improve one’s ability to socialize effectively, and so much more. You won’t want to miss this episode of the James Swanwick Show with Robert Greene!


“The key to social skills is empathy. Can you think inside someone else's skin?” - Robert Greene (click to tweet) Key Takeaways None of your technical skills will amount to anything if you don’t have social skills Everyone is born with a certain amount of people skills and social intelligence, but everyone can improve The key to social skills is empathy. Can you think inside someone else's skin? We’re born with all the tools to be incredibly social animals, but some people develop the skills, and some let the, stay dormant Whatever state you’re in at the moment is only a starting point, and you can learn and improve greatly Social interaction is essential to our health and well-being. People who live alone do not live as long and do not have as happy a life Consider optimizing your facebook feed to make you happy and fulfilled It’s built into us to always think that what we don’t have is better than what we do have Avoid taking everything personally. That will prevent you from really listening to people and developing empathy with everyone. Take nothing personally Always try to understand the perception of other people to empathise with them We don’t really see the world how it is. We interpret it through a lens. The way you interpret the world affects the way people respond to you. You create the responses you get by the attitude you take Remember that we are not rational animals, but rather emotional animals. Understand that to develop real empathy with people. If you want to influence people, you have to understand them on an emotional level Find out what people think about themselves, and then confirm what they think if you want to make a powerful impression on people Until you can speak the language of the person you are trying to persuade, you won’t get anywhere

 

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167: Robert Greene on How to Overcome Social Awkwardness

Jul 13, 2016 49:07

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Do you understand the laws of human nature? Do you know why you do what you do? Why humans make the decisions that they make? And do you know how to leverage social skills to accomplish what you want to in life?

Today’s guest is Robert Greene, the bestselling author of such books as “The 48 Laws of Power,” “The Art of Seduction,” “Mastery” and more. He’s here to discuss his upcoming book “The Laws of Human Nature,” where he explores what makes humans tick, and what that means for the person who wants to succeed in this life.

As we discuss in the interview, a lot of social success comes down to one’s ability to develop empathy for other people. To really step inside of their body and understand what they’re thinking, why they’re thinking, what they think about themselves and the story they tell about themselves, and then to affirm these things. If you want to be likeable, that’s the formula!

But there’s  lot more to dig into with Robert Greene, and we talk about many aspects of social awkwardness and how to avoid it, how to practice and improve one’s ability to socialize effectively, and so much more. You won’t want to miss this episode of the James Swanwick Show with Robert Greene!


“The key to social skills is empathy. Can you think inside someone else's skin?” - Robert Greene (click to tweet) Key Takeaways None of your technical skills will amount to anything if you don’t have social skills Everyone is born with a certain amount of people skills and social intelligence, but everyone can improve The key to social skills is empathy. Can you think inside someone else's skin? We’re born with all the tools to be incredibly social animals, but some people develop the skills, and some let the, stay dormant Whatever state you’re in at the moment is only a starting point, and you can learn and improve greatly Social interaction is essential to our health and well-being. People who live alone do not live as long and do not have as happy a life Consider optimizing your facebook feed to make you happy and fulfilled It’s built into us to always think that what we don’t have is better than what we do have Avoid taking everything personally. That will prevent you from really listening to people and developing empathy with everyone. Take nothing personally Always try to understand the perception of other people to empathise with them We don’t really see the world how it is. We interpret it through a lens. The way you interpret the world affects the way people respond to you. You create the responses you get by the attitude you take Remember that we are not rational animals, but rather emotional animals. Understand that to develop real empathy with people. If you want to influence people, you have to understand them on an emotional level Find out what people think about themselves, and then confirm what they think if you want to make a powerful impression on people Until you can speak the language of the person you are trying to persuade, you won’t get anywhere

 

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Twitter: @RobertGreene

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166: Do You Believe in Marriage?

Jul 11, 2016 38:12

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Do you think marriage is necessary to have a happy, fulfilled life? Do you think it’s necessary for effectively raising children? Do you consider it a moral responsibility? What do you think?

Today, I’m bringing Dina back on the show to talk about whether or not marriage is really necessary. We’re digging into two opposing views that people take, and trying to understand the right answer.

For some, marriage is a confining thing. It ties you down, keeps you from doing what you really want, and makes you feel trapped. But for others, it is an incredibly freeing thing, where you are now completely free to do what you want without the pressure of continually finding new people to date, with increased security, and sharing a life with someone we cares deeply about you.

Listen to this conversation to get the ins and outs of where we stand on the issue, and then please let us know your thoughts! Tweet @JamesSwanwick and start a discussion! See you over there!

Key Takeaways Marriage should not be a confining thing, it should be freeing. It should support you and give you freedom, not tie you down Marriage difficulties, or lack of any marriage with those raising children, can often contribute to psychological issues a child will have to deal with later on in life. Some would say that marriage is a solution, others would say that better relationships are the only answer and that the decision to marry or not to plays no role in it Most marriages that last long-term tend to have people involved who talk about things like “marrying your best friend,” not necessarily the person that you fall madly in love with Be careful not to make any big decisions during the first approximately 3-month “infatuation phase.” But also be careful about long periods of infatuation. It can be dangerous Pay attention to what other people are saying about your relationships. Don’t let them define you, but also listen carefully to what they say It’s easy to get “addicted” to the first infatuation phase of relationships, and not ever being able to get past that and into the deeper phase Make sure you don’t settle for a marriage, for reasons like getting older, etc. But rather because you are confident in the decision

 

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165: (video) “Sell or be Sold” by Grant Cardone - James’ Book Review

Jul 9, 2016 18:12

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Do you know how to sell? The truth is that selling is for more than just salespeople. It’s for everyone who wants to see success in their life. Everyone is selling something, whether that is a product, their idea of the world, or just where they want to eat tonight. You are selling every single day.

Today I am reviewing “Sell or be Sold” by Grant Cardone. The book is focused on salespeople, but has a ton of incredible advice for anyone who wants to live the best life possible! Learn how to sell to see your success and your happiness increase.

This episode is hard hitting, fast, and we get right into the education, so make sure to have a pen and paper ready to take notes, listen up and pay attention, because this skill could change your life!

Key Takeaways

 

You have to WANT it If you know how to sell, you’ll never be without work and people needing you Sales people make the world go ‘round You can’t earn any real stature or financial success without the ability to persuade others Commitment is required before results can start to happen The most important sale is to yourself. You cannot sell anything until you are utterly and completely convinced that what you’re selling is the best thing in the world Focus on winning whatever game you’re playing in life Price is almost never the real objection. Move past that to find out what the real objection is. The real issue is love and confidence When you get a price objection, try to move the customer to a more expensive product instead of a cheaper one Selling is 80% people and 20% product Become genuinely interested in finding the right product for the person rather than making the sale Always agree with the customer. ALWAYS. There’s no easier way to end an argument than by agreeing with the opposition

 

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165: “Sell or be Sold” by Grant Cardone - James’ Book Review

Jul 9, 2016 18:10

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. “No commitment means no results.” - Grant Cardone (click to tweet)

 

Do you know how to sell? The truth is that selling is for more than just salespeople. It’s for everyone who wants to see success in their life. Everyone is selling something, whether that is a product, their idea of the world, or just where they want to eat tonight. You are selling every single day.

Today I am reviewing “Sell or be Sold” by Grant Cardone. The book is focused on salespeople, but has a ton of incredible advice for anyone who wants to live the best life possible! Learn how to sell to see your success and your happiness increase.

This episode is hard hitting, fast, and we get right into the education, so make sure to have a pen and paper ready to take notes, listen up and pay attention, because this skill could change your life!

Key Takeaways

 

You have to WANT it If you know how to sell, you’ll never be without work and people needing you Sales people make the world go ‘round You can’t earn any real stature or financial success without the ability to persuade others Commitment is required before results can start to happen The most important sale is to yourself. You cannot sell anything until you are utterly and completely convinced that what you’re selling is the best thing in the world Focus on winning whatever game you’re playing in life Price is almost never the real objection. Move past that to find out what the real objection is. The real issue is love and confidence When you get a price objection, try to move the customer to a more expensive product instead of a cheaper one Selling is 80% people and 20% product Become genuinely interested in finding the right product for the person rather than making the sale Always agree with the customer. ALWAYS. There’s no easier way to end an argument than by agreeing with the opposition

 

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164: (video) 7 Ways to Reinvent Yourself Through Mindset with Peter Sage

Jul 6, 2016 01:00:04

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. “Rather than live in a narrow, flatlined life, why not climb the peaks and fall in the troughs of extraordinary life.” - Peter Sage (click to tweet)

Are you focused enough on leveling up yourself? Most business owners, or people who want to do more in life, think that they need to acquire new skill sets, when in reality they need to acquire new mindsets. New skills will only allow entrepreneurs to make the same amount of money different ways, but a new mindset will allow the an entrepreneur to make more money, and do more good in the world.

Peter Sage is my guest today. As a serial entrepreneur (he’s started approximately 23 companies)  he understand what leads to success in business, as well as what leads to failure, and he has experienced both. Today, he’s sharing 7 ways to reinvent yourself to really level-up in business and life in a big way!

If you’ve ever wanted to get more out of your life, to increase both your income and the level of happiness and fulfillment in your life, this episode is for you! Listen up, take notes, and implement these mindset changes today on the James Swanwick Show!

 

“You cannot reinvent a business without reinventing the person who is leading that business.” - Peter Sage (click to tweet)

 

Key Takeaways A business is an expression of the business owner. Most business owners are looking for ways to up their technical skills, when they really need to up their mindset Outer world ALWAYS follows inner world. If you think your life is too hectic, take a look at your mind, and your inner world Understand the difference between advice and opinion. If someone is giving you advice on a skill set, that’s important to heed. But if you’re too concerned about other people’s opinion, it’s a waste of energy Understand that everyone is the star of their own movie. That’s why it’s such a waste to modify your behavior based on what other people think. You’re only supporting cast at most, and often just extras. So modifying your behavior for them is a waste of time If you feel depressed, go help other people Write down what you’re grateful for to help make it less about you Don’t be distracted by news that doesn’t affect you. Focus  on your life. Try giving up news for 30 days, and see if you’re any worse off. You’ll probably be better off Practice over-delivering in whatever you’re doing.  The best job security is to do more than you get paid for The brain doesn’t process negation. Don’t focus on the negative, focus on the positive The 7 steps Stop swimming in GOOP: Good Opinion of Other People Stop making it about you. Create something that brings other people massive amounts of value to be successful Upgrade your environment. You will conform to those that are around you, so surround yourself with people who are what you want to be Raise your level of consciousness. Understand that life happens by you, not to you. You are responsible for everything that happens in your life Understand what money is. Your financial bank account should not lead your emotional bank account. The emotional bank account actually leads the financial bank account. Money is nothing more than perception of abundance, triggered by gratitude. Money in the bank account is nothing more than a by-product of the value you can add Check your identity. Identity governs over 90% of what you do. Ask, who am I? Your labels limit you, so carefully define and understand your identity. Decide who you are consciously, and live that life Give your gift. Everyone has a unique gift to give, so focus on yours and give it Resources

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164: 7 Ways to Reinvent Yourself Through Mindset with Peter Sage

Jul 6, 2016 59:59

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. “Rather than live in a narrow, flatlined life, why not climb the peaks and fall in the troughs of extraordinary life.” - Peter Sage (click to tweet)

Are you focused enough on leveling up yourself? Most business owners, or people who want to do more in life, think that they need to acquire new skill sets, when in reality they need to acquire new mindsets. New skills will only allow entrepreneurs to make the same amount of money different ways, but a new mindset will allow the an entrepreneur to make more money, and do more good in the world.

Peter Sage is my guest today. As a serial entrepreneur (he’s started approximately 23 companies)  he understand what leads to success in business, as well as what leads to failure, and he has experienced both. Today, he’s sharing 7 ways to reinvent yourself to really level-up in business and life in a big way!

If you’ve ever wanted to get more out of your life, to increase both your income and the level of happiness and fulfillment in your life, this episode is for you! Listen up, take notes, and implement these mindset changes today on the James Swanwick Show!

 

“You cannot reinvent a business without reinventing the person who is leading that business.” - Peter Sage (click to tweet)

 

Key Takeaways A business is an expression of the business owner. Most business owners are looking for ways to up their technical skills, when they really need to up their mindset Outer world ALWAYS follows inner world. If you think your life is too hectic, take a look at your mind, and your inner world Understand the difference between advice and opinion. If someone is giving you advice on a skill set, that’s important to heed. But if you’re too concerned about other people’s opinion, it’s a waste of energy Understand that everyone is the star of their own movie. That’s why it’s such a waste to modify your behavior based on what other people think. You’re only supporting cast at most, and often just extras. So modifying your behavior for them is a waste of time If you feel depressed, go help other people Write down what you’re grateful for to help make it less about you Don’t be distracted by news that doesn’t affect you. Focus  on your life. Try giving up news for 30 days, and see if you’re any worse off. You’ll probably be better off Practice over-delivering in whatever you’re doing.  The best job security is to do more than you get paid for The brain doesn’t process negation. Don’t focus on the negative, focus on the positive The 7 steps Stop swimming in GOOP: Good Opinion of Other People Stop making it about you. Create something that brings other people massive amounts of value to be successful Upgrade your environment. You will conform to those that are around you, so surround yourself with people who are what you want to be Raise your level of consciousness. Understand that life happens by you, not to you. You are responsible for everything that happens in your life Understand what money is. Your financial bank account should not lead your emotional bank account. The emotional bank account actually leads the financial bank account. Money is nothing more than perception of abundance, triggered by gratitude. Money in the bank account is nothing more than a by-product of the value you can add Check your identity. Identity governs over 90% of what you do. Ask, who am I? Your labels limit you, so carefully define and understand your identity. Decide who you are consciously, and live that life Give your gift. Everyone has a unique gift to give, so focus on yours and give it Resources

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163: Awkward Marriage Proposal 😳

Jul 4, 2016 32:47

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How are you going to propose? What makes for a good proposal? And what larger advice for relationships can we learn from the way proposals are handled can we learn?

Today I’m talking with Dina Mary Zaky who, as it turns out, has been proposed to 3 times! (?!?) Find out how guys get it right, how they get it wrong, and where we disagree about all of this. Everyone has different opinions about the way relationships, and defining moments in relationships, should be handled, and that’s what this episode is all about.

So if you want some insight into what Dina and I think are the right and wrong ways to go about it, listen on, and learn, on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: Girlfriends/wives will judge your actions based on the thought they can tell you put into it The more specific your actions towards the individual, the more meaningful they are Grand gestures can work… but can also backfire in a BIG way Be completely honest about where you are in any relationship to avoid hurting people worse than you have to Resources:

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162: BOOK REVIEW: “Loving What Is” by Byron Katie

Jul 1, 2016 14:43

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A lot of us find ourselves in frustrating situations, with people who routinely frustrate us, much of the time. Often, we imagine that it is completely out of our control to feel frustrated, as it is somebody else who is frustrating us, right? Maybe not…

As it turns out, there is a simple exercise, outlined in the book “Loving What Is” by Byron Katie, and I’m reviewing that book on this episode of The James Swanwick Show.

When you put negative and frustrating aspects of your life through the 4 question test, and really devote and give yourself over entirely to the process, you will find that you have a lot more control over how you feel about your situation than you think! Learn how, on this episode of The James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways Whenever you’re frustrated about anything, put it through those 4 questions Whenever you think something, turn it around, and find 3 different examples of where that turnaround is true Question anything that you think or feel Whenever you have a negative thought, imagine yourself completely without the thought, and imagine what that reality is like Apply all of these questions and exercises to anything negative in your life There are 4 questions that we can ask ourselves to completely change our life Is it true? Can you absolutely know that it is true? How do you react when you think that thought? Who would you be without that thought? Resources:

“Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life” by Byron Katie

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161: Patience, Persistence and Perseverance with Boxing Champion Daniel Hayes

Jun 29, 2016 41:24

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Do you know what it takes to be truly tough? To not take no for an answer, and to go and do battle in life? Daniel Hayes does. As a Middleweight Champion boxer, he’s seen his fair share of bruises and bumps. He’s come out on top, and he’s on the James Swanwick Show to talk about what it takes be a champion.

One of the most important takeaways is that failure can actually be a positive thing. While we often regret the loss of time, what we learn about ourselves, and who we become in the process, is usually worth so much more than the time invested. So don’t fear failure! Embrace it as a necessary part of the process to becoming the person that you want to be!

Learn how to be more persistent at life, how to not take no for an answer, how to be tenacious, and why you should continually throw yourself into uncomfortable situations on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

 

“Goals are powerful because even if you don’t achieve the goal, the person you become is so worth it.” - Daniel Hayes (click to tweet)

 

Key Takeaways: Failures can be net positives in your life if you take the right lessons away from it When you start a process, you must trust that it will work over time Understand that if you want something that other people don’t have, you must live a life that is different from them Persistence must be in the area of continually trying new things. Not consistently and persistently trying the same thing over and over if it doesn’t work Continually throw yourself into uncomfortable situations to learn how to deal with them The traumas that you go through will shape who you are

 

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161: (video) Patience, Persistence and Perseverance with Boxing Champion Daniel Hayes

Jun 29, 2016 41:27

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Do you know what it takes to be truly tough? To not take no for an answer, and to go and do battle in life? Daniel Hayes does. As a Middleweight Champion boxer, he’s seen his fair share of bruises and bumps. He’s come out on top, and he’s on the James Swanwick Show to talk about what it takes be a champion.

One of the most important takeaways is that failure can actually be a positive thing. While we often regret the loss of time, what we learn about ourselves, and who we become in the process, is usually worth so much more than the time invested. So don’t fear failure! Embrace it as a necessary part of the process to becoming the person that you want to be!

Learn how to be more persistent at life, how to not take no for an answer, how to be tenacious, and why you should continually throw yourself into uncomfortable situations on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

 

“Goals are powerful because even if you don’t achieve the goal, the person you become is so worth it.” - Daniel Hayes (click to tweet)

 

Key Takeaways: Failures can be net positives in your life if you take the right lessons away from it When you start a process, you must trust that it will work over time Understand that if you want something that other people don’t have, you must live a life that is different from them Persistence must be in the area of continually trying new things. Not consistently and persistently trying the same thing over and over if it doesn’t work Continually throw yourself into uncomfortable situations to learn how to deal with them The traumas that you go through will shape who you are

 

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160: Are You Still Stuck? The Fast Exercise to Get You Unstuck

Jun 27, 2016 10:02

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Do you feel like you’ve been stuck for forever? Like you’ve been trying to make progress for so long, and things are just taking forever? Like you’ve been stuck in the same place for FAR too long?

This episode outlines a simple exercise to go through to get you unstuck FAST! The good news is that there are simple steps to go through to get you headed the right direction, where you ultimately want to go, but they may be a bit different than you expect!

For example, I recommend outlining what you DON’T want, and who you DON’T want to be. After this, outline what you do want and who you do want to be, and the path from one to the other becomes much clearer.

Learn the exact steps to get unstuck on this episode of The James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways Instead of figuring out what you want, find out what you definitely do not want, and it will bring clarity about what you do want Make a whiteboard of the things that you definitely do NOT want Then, work through what you DO want After this exercise, the path from what you don’t want to what you do want will become much clearer Resources:

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159: 5 Steps to a Million Dollar Business

Jun 24, 2016 20:07

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Do you have business aspirations but struggle to come up with the right idea? Do you have awesome business ideas but aren’t sure how to know which are good and which are bad? Would you like to build a million dollar business?

If you answered yes to any of those, this episode is for you! These are my in-depth notes that I took from the 2013 Gorilla Business School Conference that I attended, and they are jam-packed with a ton of useful business ideas. They’re so packed, in fact, that I decided to split them into 2 parts, and this is the first.

Whether you’re already running a business, just have the idea for a business, or are looking for the right idea, this episode will give you the toolset that you need to be successful in business! This is a fast, hard-hitting episode with a ton of information packed into a short amount of time, so definitely take notes so you can implement in them in your business life! Enjoy!

Key Takeaways: This essence of business is buying something for one price and selling it for a higher one. Business is simple Be a good networker with successful people Double the price of your product Focus on getting customers first and foremost Cashflow is King Focus most of your business on marketing and sales Only 20% of your time should be in administration. Any time you’re handling administration in your business you are losing money Negotiate with the objective as a win-win for both parties. State a win-win intention at the outset of any negotiation Create competition and you will get a better price. Price matching, etc Never negotiate with anyone who doesn’t have authority to give you what you want Always go into every negotiation knowing your have to haves, and your want to haves Business is about building long-term relationships Find the pain in the marketplace Absorb change, don’t be resistant. The only constant in business is change Be a great story-teller to connect with people. See my interview with Bo Eason here. What gets measured get done. Measure everything 5 Steps to Come Up with Million Dollar Ideas in 60 Seconds Solve pain for others Solve problems for people for profit Look for problems and solve problems Don’t look for opportunities, look for problems After problems come - no problems Questions to ask to drive the price down What’s the price if I pick it up? When is the sale/what’s the sale price? Can I get the sale price? Why are you penalizing me for paying now? Resources:

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159: (video) 5 Steps to a Million Dollar Business

Jun 24, 2016 20:10

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Do you have business aspirations but struggle to come up with the right idea? Do you have awesome business ideas but aren’t sure how to know which are good and which are bad? Would you like to build a million dollar business?

If you answered yes to any of those, this episode is for you! These are my in-depth notes that I took from the 2013 Gorilla Business School Conference that I attended, and they are jam-packed with a ton of useful business ideas. They’re so packed, in fact, that I decided to split them into 2 parts, and this is the first.

Whether you’re already running a business, just have the idea for a business, or are looking for the right idea, this episode will give you the toolset that you need to be successful in business! This is a fast, hard-hitting episode with a ton of information packed into a short amount of time, so definitely take notes so you can implement in them in your business life! Enjoy!

Key Takeaways: This essence of business is buying something for one price and selling it for a higher one. Business is simple Be a good networker with successful people Double the price of your product Focus on getting customers first and foremost Cashflow is King Focus most of your business on marketing and sales Only 20% of your time should be in administration. Any time you’re handling administration in your business you are losing money Negotiate with the objective as a win-win for both parties. State a win-win intention at the outset of any negotiation Create competition and you will get a better price. Price matching, etc Never negotiate with anyone who doesn’t have authority to give you what you want Always go into every negotiation knowing your have to haves, and your want to haves Business is about building long-term relationships Find the pain in the marketplace Absorb change, don’t be resistant. The only constant in business is change Be a great story-teller to connect with people. See my interview with Bo Eason here. What gets measured get done. Measure everything 5 Steps to Come Up with Million Dollar Ideas in 60 Seconds Solve pain for others Solve problems for people for profit Look for problems and solve problems Don’t look for opportunities, look for problems After problems come - no problems Questions to ask to drive the price down What’s the price if I pick it up? When is the sale/what’s the sale price? Can I get the sale price? Why are you penalizing me for paying now? Resources:

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158: Ryan Holiday on Why You Must Manage Ego for Success

Jun 22, 2016 50:25

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Do you find that it’s easy for you to fall into the ego trap? Entrepreneurs often find it easy, because they usually find themselves living such a different life and in such different circumstances from everyone else. Observing that, it’s extremely easy to start to think that you’re different from everyone else, and allow that to drive your ego.

Ryan Holiday, author of “Ego is the Enemy,” understands the ego, how to hold it in check, and why you must. Success comes when you understand your role, and hold your ego in place. For instance, when you are trying to build a business, ego will keep you from giving up control, and drive you to over-management, thereby holding you back.

While we admire a lot of people with large egos, Ryan makes the case that those people have such a large ego because of their uncompromising work ethic and skill set, and that they actually would have been able to accomplish more without their tremendous ego. Listen up and learn how to live a more successful and happier life with less ego on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: When ego for us means that we’re better than the rest of the world, it gets in our own way Thinking that you’re better than everyone else is setting yourself up for failure Sometimes ego can get you places. But it’s important to consider the consequences, often in relationships, and the fact that it actually won’t work for most people without the incredible skill sets of the people we admire who have big egos Ego become a huge issue when you can’t appreciate others for who they are and what they bring The ego trap is especially easy for entrepreneurs, because they find themselves in such a different life situation than others When you think that you’re very different from other people, you end up becoming a jerk to other people Ego will hold you back as your company grows because you will have such a hard time delegating Awareness is the first step to fixing ego While ego can drive you to success, you are not going to be good at everything. That’s why you must hold your ego in check so that you can get the right people on your team to help you succeed In a social media world, everyone is a performer, but people don’t know how to balance a performance lifestyle, and the ego that comes from it Have a mindset of gratefulness. Doing this continually will keep your ego in check 3 Steps to Keep Ego in Check Constantly pick up the mantle and mindset of a student/learner Fight the disease of me, the selfishness, and desire for attention Put effort into getting the most alive time you can out of every moment of your life

 

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158: (video) Ryan Holiday on Why You Must Manage Ego for Success

Jun 22, 2016 50:32

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Do you find that it’s easy for you to fall into the ego trap? Entrepreneurs often find it easy, because they usually find themselves living such a different life and in such different circumstances from everyone else. Observing that, it’s extremely easy to start to think that you’re different from everyone else, and allow that to drive your ego.

Ryan Holiday, author of “Ego is the Enemy,” understands the ego, how to hold it in check, and why you must. Success comes when you understand your role, and hold your ego in place. For instance, when you are trying to build a business, ego will keep you from giving up control, and drive you to over-management, thereby holding you back.

While we admire a lot of people with large egos, Ryan makes the case that those people have such a large ego because of their uncompromising work ethic and skill set, and that they actually would have been able to accomplish more without their tremendous ego. Listen up and learn how to live a more successful and happier life with less ego on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: When ego for us means that we’re better than the rest of the world, it gets in our own way Thinking that you’re better than everyone else is setting yourself up for failure Sometimes ego can get you places. But it’s important to consider the consequences, often in relationships, and the fact that it actually won’t work for most people without the incredible skill sets of the people we admire who have big egos Ego become a huge issue when you can’t appreciate others for who they are and what they bring The ego trap is especially easy for entrepreneurs, because they find themselves in such a different life situation than others When you think that you’re very different from other people, you end up becoming a jerk to other people Ego will hold you back as your company grows because you will have such a hard time delegating Awareness is the first step to fixing ego While ego can drive you to success, you are not going to be good at everything. That’s why you must hold your ego in check so that you can get the right people on your team to help you succeed In a social media world, everyone is a performer, but people don’t know how to balance a performance lifestyle, and the ego that comes from it Have a mindset of gratefulness. Doing this continually will keep your ego in check 3 Steps to Keep Ego in Check Constantly pick up the mantle and mindset of a student/learner Fight the disease of me, the selfishness, and desire for attention Put effort into getting the most alive time you can out of every moment of your life

 

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157: Why You Should Write Hand-Written Letters

Jun 20, 2016 12:51

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When was the last time that you took the time to sit down and write a handwritten letter to someone? Not very many people do it these days, and because of this, it makes a huge impression on anyone who receives it.

The impact of receiving a handwritten letter is immense, and disproportionate compared to the amount of effort it takes to write it. Because of this, it is one of the best ways to make a tremendous impression on someone. While you shouldn’t do it for this reason, the effect of the letter will be one of raising you greatly in the eyes of the receiver.

But the reason you should do this is because you care. Take the time to write down how you genuinely feel about someone, and send it to them. You will feel good about it, they will, and it can only help you, probably in a way that is disproportionate to the amount of effort it took to write it. Do it!

Key Takeaways: Hand-written letters are extremely rare these days. It shows that you truly care, and put more work into the communication than most people will You never know where doing something like this could lead, and what it could do for you in the future Take the time to communicate what you genuinely feel in a way that will make an impression When you take this step, the person you send it to will remember you


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156: BOOK REVIEW: Winning with People by John C. Maxwell

Jun 17, 2016 14:39

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Do you know how to win with people? Are you a people person? Do you often dislike people? John C. Maxwell has a lot of very poignant points about people, how you should interact with them, and why interacting with them should be so important to you.

As John C Maxwell says, everyone but you is someone else, so understanding how to interact with other people and make a good impression on them should occupy most of your energy. It’s the difference-maker in how happy, fulfilled, and successful you will be in life. Ultimately, the things that bring fulfillment include others. The person who is entirely self-focused will feel restless and unfulfilled.

These are my book notes on the book “Winning with People” by John C. Maxwell. Listen to this episode to understand how to win more and better with people, enjoy your life more, see more success in your endeavors, and leave a positive imprint on the world, on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: One of the most important thing you will do is choose your friends The difference between who you are now and who you are in 5 years will be the people you’re with and the books you read If you don’t like people, that’s a statement about you and your viewpoint. You are the problem If someone lashes out at you, the best thing to do is forgive and move on In our relationships, we can either lift people up or bring them down. It takes no skill to tear down, but careful work to bring people up Each person you meet has the potential to teach you something Believing the best about people brings out the best in people Make giving to others you goal Ultimately, the things that bring fulfillment include others. The person who is entirely self-focused will feel restless and unfulfilled If people made the effort to see things from other people’s point of view, 80% of our problems would be resolved Are you willing to change? No one is too old, smart, or experienced to not need any more change and improvement Avoid people who belittle your ambitions Conflicts turn out well if you enter them with the mindset of caring about the other person and trying to help them. Make it a win for both parties Never confront someone via email If you are not honest with yourself, you will not be capable about being honest with other people Try to see the positive in every situation Let friends and family members know how much you care as often as you can You may be able to impress people with your success, but if you want to connect with them, share your failures Invest in people first and often. Focus on the investment, not the return The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer everybody else up Resources:

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156: (video) BOOK REVIEW: Winning with People by John C. Maxwell

Jun 17, 2016 14:42

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Do you know how to win with people? Are you a people person? Do you often dislike people? John C. Maxwell has a lot of very poignant points about people, how you should interact with them, and why interacting with them should be so important to you.

As John C Maxwell says, everyone but you is someone else, so understanding how to interact with other people and make a good impression on them should occupy most of your energy. It’s the difference-maker in how happy, fulfilled, and successful you will be in life. Ultimately, the things that bring fulfillment include others. The person who is entirely self-focused will feel restless and unfulfilled.

These are my book notes on the book “Winning with People” by John C. Maxwell. Listen to this episode to understand how to win more and better with people, enjoy your life more, see more success in your endeavors, and leave a positive imprint on the world, on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: One of the most important thing you will do is choose your friends The difference between who you are now and who you are in 5 years will be the people you’re with and the books you read If you don’t like people, that’s a statement about you and your viewpoint. You are the problem If someone lashes out at you, the best thing to do is forgive and move on In our relationships, we can either lift people up or bring them down. It takes no skill to tear down, but careful work to bring people up Each person you meet has the potential to teach you something Believing the best about people brings out the best in people Make giving to others you goal Ultimately, the things that bring fulfillment include others. The person who is entirely self-focused will feel restless and unfulfilled If people made the effort to see things from other people’s point of view, 80% of our problems would be resolved Are you willing to change? No one is too old, smart, or experienced to not need any more change and improvement Avoid people who belittle your ambitions Conflicts turn out well if you enter them with the mindset of caring about the other person and trying to help them. Make it a win for both parties Never confront someone via email If you are not honest with yourself, you will not be capable about being honest with other people Try to see the positive in every situation Let friends and family members know how much you care as often as you can You may be able to impress people with your success, but if you want to connect with them, share your failures Invest in people first and often. Focus on the investment, not the return The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer everybody else up Resources:

Book: “Winning with People” by John C. Maxwell

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155: Four Magic Mindset Mantras to Win with UFC Fighter Alan Belcher

Jun 16, 2016 48:20

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. “You want to really understand deeply the obstacles that are getting in your way so that you know how to defeat them.” – Alan Belcher (click to tweet)

No matter how hard you train, how in shape you are, or how ready you are for your defining moment, if your mindset isn’t right, it’s all for nothing. That’s why getting your mindset in order is one of the most important things to focus on, and today I have former UFC fighter Alan Belcher talking about exactly how you can do that!

As Alan explains, it’s all about remembering the 4 P’s of mindset: Present, Positive, don’t be a Pussy, and Process. We dive deeply into each of these on this episode, and when put together as a whole they combine to give you an unstoppable mindset!

So grab a pen and take notes so that you can make sure your mind is in the right spot next time it really counts! When everything is on the line, you MUST have your mindset straight, and that’s what you’re learning to do on this episode of The James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: Tactics and skills are important. But if you have all that but not the mindset, it doesn’t matter Don’t be out of shape Don’t give up Every level that you attain, you will always be searching for the next level. This is human nature, and if you understand it, you can use it to your advantage Have motivational triggers that get you into the right mindset When you’re in a bad place, don’t think about the possible bad outcomes, but focus on the processes that will get you where you want to go

 

“You have to realize that the negative thoughts in your head is you self-sabotaging yourself.” – Alan Belcher (click to tweet) Four Magic Mantras to Get Your Mindset Right. Four P’s Present: This takes place before the moment you want to quit. Understand what can hold you back and be prepared Positive: Realize that negative thoughts in your head are you self-sabotaging yourself Don’t be a pussy: Become the person who will talk straight to yourself, and give it to yourself straight Process: Don’t get too caught up in the end-goal. Focus on the process, one step at a time Resources:

Twitter: @AlanBelcherUFC

 

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155: (video) Four Magic Mindset Mantras to Win with UFC Fighter Alan Belcher

Jun 16, 2016 48:26

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. “You want to really understand deeply the obstacles that are getting in your way so that you know how to defeat them.” – Alan Belcher (click to tweet)

No matter how hard you train, how in shape you are, or how ready you are for your defining moment, if your mindset isn’t right, it’s all for nothing. That’s why getting your mindset in order is one of the most important things to focus on, and today I have former UFC fighter Alan Belcher talking about exactly how you can do that!

As Alan explains, it’s all about remembering the 4 P’s of mindset: Present, Positive, don’t be a Pussy, and Process. We dive deeply into each of these on this episode, and when put together as a whole they combine to give you an unstoppable mindset!

So grab a pen and take notes so that you can make sure your mind is in the right spot next time it really counts! When everything is on the line, you MUST have your mindset straight, and that’s what you’re learning to do on this episode of The James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: Tactics and skills are important. But if you have all that but not the mindset, it doesn’t matter Don’t be out of shape Don’t give up Every level that you attain, you will always be searching for the next level. This is human nature, and if you understand it, you can use it to your advantage Have motivational triggers that get you into the right mindset When you’re in a bad place, don’t think about the possible bad outcomes, but focus on the processes that will get you where you want to go

 

“You have to realize that the negative thoughts in your head is you self-sabotaging yourself.” – Alan Belcher (click to tweet) Four Magic Mantras to Get Your Mindset Right. Four P’s Present: This takes place before the moment you want to quit. Understand what can hold you back and be prepared Positive: Realize that negative thoughts in your head are you self-sabotaging yourself Don’t be a pussy: Become the person who will talk straight to yourself, and give it to yourself straight Process: Don’t get too caught up in the end-goal. Focus on the process, one step at a time Resources:

Twitter: @AlanBelcherUFC

 

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154: How I Got Arnold Schwarzenegger to Promote My Product

Jun 13, 2016 22:27

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Would you be tenacious enough to go straight up to Arnold Schwarzenegger and ask him for what you wanted? I wasn’t at first…

I recently had the opportunity to spend some time hanging out at an event with Arnold Schwarzenegger. From the beginning, I knew that the ideal outcome would be that I would get a picture and maybe a video clip with Arnold wearing Swannies Blue Blocking Glasses.

Unfortunately, I almost completely missed the opportunity because I didn’t want to bother him, and was overall not tenacious enough. At first…

When I finally became tenacious in going after what I wanted, that’s when it all came together for me, as you will hear in this show. There are a lot of life lessons here, so listen to this episode to learn how to be aggressive and tenacious about getting what you want!

 

Key Takeaways: Main Mission: Try to get Arnold to wear Swannies Blue Blocking Glasses When you miss your opportunity with busy, in-demand people, you have to be tenacious to find another opportunity Regardless of how many times it seems like you miss your opportunity, you can still probably get another one if you want it bad enough Just ask for what you really want! Don’t beat around the bush, ask for it! Always think bigger! Resources:

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153: (video) BOOK REVIEW: "How to Work a Room" by Susan RoAne

Jun 10, 2016 06:06

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Do you know how to work a room? When you’re meeting new people, and in an unfamiliar environment, does it just seem like you’re the life of the party, or are you nervous and shy?

 

Today I’m reviewing the book “How to Work a Room” by Susan RoAne. If you’ve ever wondered how to make an awesome impression immediately, this episode is for you! So take notes, and learn how to be the person you want to be on this episode of The James Swanwick Show!


Key Takeaways Be the person who introduces him or herself first. This will give you the power and control in the room Try “what’s your story?” instead of “what do you do?” It opens up more conversational topics than just employment Remember to keep smiling. If you’re smiling the first time someone sees you, they’re far more likely to be attracted to you in a platonic or romantic sense Focus on having good continual posture Resources:

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153: BOOK REVIEW: "How to Work a Room" by Susan RoAne

Jun 10, 2016 06:04

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Do you know how to work a room? When you’re meeting new people, and in an unfamiliar environment, does it just seem like you’re the life of the party, or are you nervous and shy?

 

Today I’m reviewing the book “How to Work a Room” by Susan RoAne. If you’ve ever wondered how to make an awesome impression immediately, this episode is for you! So take notes, and learn how to be the person you want to be on this episode of The James Swanwick Show!


Key Takeaways Be the person who introduces him or herself first. This will give you the power and control in the room Try “what’s your story?” instead of “what do you do?” It opens up more conversational topics than just employment Remember to keep smiling. If you’re smiling the first time someone sees you, they’re far more likely to be attracted to you in a platonic or romantic sense Focus on having good continual posture Resources:

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152: ReWild Yourself: Reclaiming Our Untamed Nature with Daniel Vitalis

Jun 8, 2016 54:46

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Get your question answered by James on the Podcast! Click here. “Fundamentally, culture is at war against our nature, and any way that society can, it will suppress expressions of wildness.” - Daniel Vitalis (click to tweet)

Nature and society are at constant war with each other for our way of live. As a species that has evolved from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle, our bodies are not adequately equipped to deal with a modern life. While the evolution from hunter-gatherer to farmer is usually seen a positive evolution, we need to understand the ways in which our bodies are designed to function, and how we can use this knowledge to hack our lives.

That’s what Daniel Vitalis is talking about on this episode of the show. As Daniel says, “Fundamentally, the culture is at war against our nature, and any way that society can, it will suppress expressions of wildness.” But this is a war worth fighting, and one that it would actually be deadly not to fight.

Because, as we get into in-depth on the show, there are real dangers to our health and the environment with the systems that have been put in place through our society. Even things as seemingly innocent as the plastic bottles we carry water in could be detrimental. Learn how, and so much more, on this episode of The James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: The hunter/gatherer lifestyle is a much healthier and easier lifestyle than farming. Farming is dawn till dusk, whereas hunter/gatherer was about 15 hours of work per week The reality is that our ancestors who were hunter/gatherers were far more developed as a species than we often give them credit for In modern society, our lifestyles are so far away from that of our ancestors, that everything we do, 24/7 is fitting against our nature The genetics of food matters. That is why when we eat genetically altered and modified fruits and veggies, we still may be doing harm. Look for local food, that hasn’t been shipped as far, and retains more nutrition. Check out farmers markets for this kind of produce, because it will often have been cut that morning, and not be genetically modified Prioritize highly the water you drink. It must be high quality. You’re making 65% of your body out of water, so it’s crucial Reverse Osmosis actually cleans water too much. If you add a pinch of sea salt to a 5 gallon jug of water, it will put some of those minerals back into the water Keep plastic water bottles out of the sun. If they get sun, the plastic will break down in the water, and the plastic will have an estrogen-like effect on the body. Use glass bottles if possible Get a HEPA filter to help with all of the dust in the air Get some Swannies Blue Blocking glasses to protect your eyes from electronics “How have humans gotten to a place in the last 10,000 years where we could potentially disrupt or destroy all life on this planet in the quest for technology.” - Daniel Vitalis (click to tweet) Resources:

DanielVitalis.com

Surthrival.com

FindASpring.com

BerkeyWaterUSA.com

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151: The 7-Minute Workout When You Have No Time

Jun 6, 2016 12:37

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Do you use time as an excuse for why you don’t workout? Do you feel like, in order for your workout to be of any value, you need to be able to devote 1-1.5 hours to it? The truth is that you don’t! The health and wellness benefits of working out regularly are far too high for you to use time as an excuse for skipping it, so listen to this episode to learn my 7-minute workout for when you have no time!

In addition I’ll be telling you about why spending time in the sun is so vital to health, and why you should make an effort to spend time barefoot in the grass for a greater sense of well-being and connection with the earth.

If you’re a busy person, and someone who is trying to prioritize health and wellness in your life, then this episode is for you! Learn how I’m able to fit a workout into any day, regardless of how busy the day is, on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: A short workout his 100% better than no workout. Even if you have “no time,” you can make 7-minutes for a workout 4 - 5 sets of 20 burpees is enough to get the heart-rate up, and give you the benefits of a workout Burpees are a good choice here because you’re utilizing every part of your body, rather than isolating one area. When you have little time, this is ideal Studies show: Exercise = happiness. Make the time for it Try to get time walking barefoot on grass, for a deeper connection to the earth. The earth has a magnetic pulse, and many think that when we spend time barefoot on the grass, it increases our sense of well-being There’s no excuse for not doing the 7-minute workout. You can make the time Resources:

Burpee Demonstration Video

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150: (video) BOOK REVIEW: Do The Work by Steven Pressfield

Jun 4, 2016 30:06

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“Don’t think act! We can always revise and revisit once we’ve acted, but we can accomplish nothing until we act.” - Steven Pressfield (click to tweet)

 

Are you resistant to doing the actual work to get where you want to go? Do you find yourself in a place of continual procrastination on doing the things that you know you should be? You’re definitely not alone! What you’re experiencing is extremely common in the human race, and it’s why I’m reviewing the book “Do The Work” by Steven Pressfield on this episode!

Think about the projects that you have wanted to do in the past, and what may have held you back from them. Do you find yourself having a hard time starting? Do you find yourself caught in a cycle of endless research and study on the topic, without actually getting down to the nitty gritty of actually getting it done? Have you experienced friction and difficulty in actually finishing the last bit of the tasks you’ve started?

If you’re familiar with any of this, this episode is for you! But be warned: This advice is not for the faint of heart, or for those who would rather procrastinate and “research” their work. This is specifically designed to SHOCK you out of that mode, and into a mode of intense, unrelenting action toward your goals! So listen up, and get ready to make the progress you want on this episode of The James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways Resistance comes from any act that rejects immediate gratification in favor of long-term gain The more important a call or action is to our goals, the more resistance we will feel in trying to do it Your friends and family tend to be invested in who they know as, which is who you were, not who you are becoming Be clueless and cocky enough to think you can do anything. Don’t think, just believe in what you can do Research can be procrastination. Just do it! Think big. Go for it! Figure out where you want to be, and work backwards from there Record ideas as they come to you, so that you don’t forget them! Then go back and play them later Don’t be ashamed of a crash. They always come, are part of the journey, and are the only way to get where you want to go Finishing is the critical part of any project, and takes more effort than any other part of the process. Finish what you start! “Research can become resistance. We want to work, not prepare to work.” - Steven Pressfield (click to tweet)

 

Resources

"Do The Work" by Steven Pressfield

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150: BOOK REVIEW: Do The Work by Steven Pressfield

Jun 4, 2016 30:02

Description:

“Don’t think act! We can always revise and revisit once we’ve acted, but we can accomplish nothing until we act.” - Steven Pressfield (click to tweet)

 

Are you resistant to doing the actual work to get where you want to go? Do you find yourself in a place of continual procrastination on doing the things that you know you should be? You’re definitely not alone! What you’re experiencing is extremely common in the human race, and it’s why I’m reviewing the book “Do The Work” by Steven Pressfield on this episode!

Think about the projects that you have wanted to do in the past, and what may have held you back from them. Do you find yourself having a hard time starting? Do you find yourself caught in a cycle of endless research and study on the topic, without actually getting down to the nitty gritty of actually getting it done? Have you experienced friction and difficulty in actually finishing the last bit of the tasks you’ve started?

If you’re familiar with any of this, this episode is for you! But be warned: This advice is not for the faint of heart, or for those who would rather procrastinate and “research” their work. This is specifically designed to SHOCK you out of that mode, and into a mode of intense, unrelenting action toward your goals! So listen up, and get ready to make the progress you want on this episode of The James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways Resistance comes from any act that rejects immediate gratification in favor of long-term gain The more important a call or action is to our goals, the more resistance we will feel in trying to do it Your friends and family tend to be invested in who they know as, which is who you were, not who you are becoming Be clueless and cocky enough to think you can do anything. Don’t think, just believe in what you can do Research can be procrastination. Just do it! Think big. Go for it! Figure out where you want to be, and work backwards from there Record ideas as they come to you, so that you don’t forget them! Then go back and play them later Don’t be ashamed of a crash. They always come, are part of the journey, and are the only way to get where you want to go Finishing is the critical part of any project, and takes more effort than any other part of the process. Finish what you start! “Research can become resistance. We want to work, not prepare to work.” - Steven Pressfield (click to tweet)

 

Resources

"Do The Work" by Steven Pressfield

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149: Cracking the Happiness Code with Dr. Jonathan Haidt, author of The Happiness Hypothesis

Jun 1, 2016 46:31

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“Happiness comes from getting the right relationship between yourself and: Others, your work, and something larger than yourself.” - Jonathan Haidt

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What is happiness? How do we achieve it? Are attractive people happier? Are rich people happier? Could plastic surgery make you happier? Should we seek the most momentary happiness possible, or is a happy and fulfilled life one that consists of ups and downs over the course of it? These are just a few of the questions I get to ask Dr. Jonathan Haidt, author of “The Happiness Hypothesis” on this episode.

Many people confuse the state of happiness with a mood. The thought is that happiness is this momentary mood of joy that we feel, and often people spend all of their energy attempting to fill their lives with as much of that mood as possible, to attain the most happiness in their life possible. The truth, however, is more complex. As humans, we crave a storyline of attempting, failing, attempting again, and ultimately succeeding. That same storyline of ups and downs is what we crave out of a fulfilled life, and what will bring us the most happiness.

If you’re in search of the best, most fulfilled life possible, this episode is for you! Learn the surprising answer to whether plastic surgery can make you happier, if you should seek passionate love in marriage, why some traumatic experiences make you happier overall, whether your daily commute is making you less happy, and much more on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: The ancients had tons of advice on relationships and how to get along that is applicable to modern life Many people confuse happiness with mood, or current feeling. But happiness in life consists of a story of ups and downs that leads to eventual happiness overall. A life that, at the end, you are proud to have lived At the end of your day, write down three things that went well during the day. This simple exercise will increase your happiness overall Traumatic experiences are essential to increasing our range of experiences, and thereby increasing our life happiness. Humans are just not their best when they haven’t had problems Consider the level of stress that your commute is adding to your life daily, and whether it’s worth the home that you have decided to live in If plastic surgery fixes something that was causing you shame, it increases your happiness levels Relationships are far more important to happiness than any other aspect, including money and level of attractiveness Passionate love tends to not last long. Passionate love evolved to get women pregnant, not to create long-lasting relationships Companionate love is the kind that doesn’t wear off

Look for both passionate and companionate love in a marriage

 

“We (humans) are just not at our best until we’ve been challenged, and overcome those challenges.” - Jonathan Haidt

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HappinessHypothesis.com

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149: (video) Cracking the Happiness Code with Dr. Jonathan Haidt, author of The Happiness Hypothesis

Jun 1, 2016 46:37

Description:

“Happiness comes from getting the right relationship between yourself and: Others, your work, and something larger than yourself.” - Jonathan Haidt

(click to tweet)

What is happiness? How do we achieve it? Are attractive people happier? Are rich people happier? Could plastic surgery make you happier? Should we seek the most momentary happiness possible, or is a happy and fulfilled life one that consists of ups and downs over the course of it? These are just a few of the questions I get to ask Dr. Jonathan Haidt, author of “The Happiness Hypothesis” on this episode.

Many people confuse the state of happiness with a mood. The thought is that happiness is this momentary mood of joy that we feel, and often people spend all of their energy attempting to fill their lives with as much of that mood as possible, to attain the most happiness in their life possible. The truth, however, is more complex. As humans, we crave a storyline of attempting, failing, attempting again, and ultimately succeeding. That same storyline of ups and downs is what we crave out of a fulfilled life, and what will bring us the most happiness.

If you’re in search of the best, most fulfilled life possible, this episode is for you! Learn the surprising answer to whether plastic surgery can make you happier, if you should seek passionate love in marriage, why some traumatic experiences make you happier overall, whether your daily commute is making you less happy, and much more on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: The ancients had tons of advice on relationships and how to get along that is applicable to modern life Many people confuse happiness with mood, or current feeling. But happiness in life consists of a story of ups and downs that leads to eventual happiness overall. A life that, at the end, you are proud to have lived At the end of your day, write down three things that went well during the day. This simple exercise will increase your happiness overall Traumatic experiences are essential to increasing our range of experiences, and thereby increasing our life happiness. Humans are just not their best when they haven’t had problems Consider the level of stress that your commute is adding to your life daily, and whether it’s worth the home that you have decided to live in If plastic surgery fixes something that was causing you shame, it increases your happiness levels Relationships are far more important to happiness than any other aspect, including money and level of attractiveness Passionate love tends to not last long. Passionate love evolved to get women pregnant, not to create long-lasting relationships Companionate love is the kind that doesn’t wear off

Look for both passionate and companionate love in a marriage

“We (humans) are just not at our best until we’ve been challenged, and overcome those challenges.” - Jonathan Haidt (click to tweet) Resources

HappinessHypothesis.com

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148: (video) How to Write a Book in a Weekend

May 30, 2016 23:15

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"Most people think you need to lock yourself away for 6 months to write a book. But you can do it in a weekend!" - James Swanwick (click to tweet)

 

Think you need to go away and lock yourself up in a cabin for 6 months to write your book? Think again. I just did it in a weekend, and on this episode I’m teaching you exactly how you can do the same.

Writing a book is, for most, a drawn out, labored process. But the truth is that it doesn’t have to be this way. You can get most of the grunt-work done in a very short amount of time, provided you take time to plan, and you get your hands dirty and just jump straight in!

Most people spend far too much time agonizing over the work, without really getting started! On this episode, I’ll teach you how to outline and plan your book, why this is such an important step, and tips to speed up the actual writing process. Learn how to get that masterpiece that’s inside of you out onto paper and in book format in just a weekend, on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: Most people think they need to lock themselves away for 6 months or something. But there’s a more efficient way to do it These tips apply more to nonfiction than fiction Brainstorm chapters and topics - maybe on a whiteboard - move them around, take some time with it. It took me a couple hours Spend considerable time planning, so that your work is all or mostly all focused correctly, and you don’t have to rework things Consider speaking your book out, and getting it professionally  transcribed Get your book professionally edited using a freelance site like Upwork, etc Last step: Polish it all up, work on a cover, etc. This step is not part of the weekend, because you want to take time to let ideas and decisions germinate Topic brainstorming for your book: What are you an expert on?

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/148

148: How to Write a Book in a Weekend

May 30, 2016 23:11

Description:

"Most people think you need to lock yourself away for 6 months to write a book. But you can do it in a weekend!" - James Swanwick (click to tweet)

 

Think you need to go away and lock yourself up in a cabin for 6 months to write your book? Think again. I just did it in a weekend, and on this episode I’m teaching you exactly how you can do the same.

Writing a book is, for most, a drawn out, labored process. But the truth is that it doesn’t have to be this way. You can get most of the grunt-work done in a very short amount of time, provided you take time to plan, and you get your hands dirty and just jump straight in!

Most people spend far too much time agonizing over the work, without really getting started! On this episode, I’ll teach you how to outline and plan your book, why this is such an important step, and tips to speed up the actual writing process. Learn how to get that masterpiece that’s inside of you out onto paper and in book format in just a weekend, on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Key Takeaways: Most people think they need to lock themselves away for 6 months or something. But there’s a more efficient way to do it These tips apply more to nonfiction than fiction Brainstorm chapters and topics - maybe on a whiteboard - move them around, take some time with it. It took me a couple hours Spend considerable time planning, so that your work is all or mostly all focused correctly, and you don’t have to rework things Consider speaking your book out, and getting it professionally  transcribed Get your book professionally edited using a freelance site like Upwork, etc Last step: Polish it all up, work on a cover, etc. This step is not part of the weekend, because you want to take time to let ideas and decisions germinate Topic brainstorming for your book: What are you an expert on?

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/148

147: (video) BOOK REVIEW: The All-Day Fat Burning Diet by Yuri Elkaim

May 28, 2016 05:40

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Book Notes: The difference between juices and smoothies: Smoothies have fiber, juice does not. Juicing can allow our bodies to more easily absorb the nutrition of the fruit The emphasis should be heavily on vegetable juice, not fruit Get social support of you’re trying to lose weight Eating poorly can negatively affect your sex drive Carefully look at the labels on everything that you get Reduce stress because it will make you eat more Poor sleep will also make you eat more, and thereby gain weight

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147: BOOK REVIEW: The All-Day Fat Burning Diet by Yuri Elkaim

May 28, 2016 05:39

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Book Notes: The difference between juices and smoothies: Smoothies have fiber, juice does not. Juicing can allow our bodies to more easily absorb the nutrition of the fruit The emphasis should be heavily on vegetable juice, not fruit Get social support of you’re trying to lose weight Eating poorly can negatively affect your sex drive Carefully look at the labels on everything that you get Reduce stress because it will make you eat more Poor sleep will also make you eat more, and thereby gain weight

Purchase the Book

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/147

146: Train Like Hugh Jackman, Tom Brady and Sly Stallone with their Personal Trainer, Gunnar Peterson

May 25, 2016 44:22

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"In diet, you're either screwing up quality, quantity or timing. Find out which it is, and fix it." - Gunnar Peterson (click to tweet)

Do you know what it takes to have the body of Hugh Jackman? What about Sly Stallone? Or Tom Brady? Maybe Bruce Willis? Gunnar Peterson is my guest on the James Swanwick Show today, and he’s bringing you the information you need to know to build a body like a celebrity or sports star.

Gunnar has a ton of value to bring on this show. We’re going over his top 10 tips to get an a-list celebrity body. Not only that, but we’re digging into the ways that you can make these kinds of workouts part of the rest of your life. Which means that you don’t need to spend hours and hours every day in the gym, or build your life around your nutrition plan. You can make it work with your schedule, regardless of how hectic and busy it is!

J-Lo called Gunnar the best trainer she ever had, and I think you’re going to see exactly why! So get excited and pumped to build the best body of your life! Learn how, on this episode of The James Swanwick Show!

10 Tips to Getting an A-List Hollywood Body Lift weights. Don’t just stick to cardio, even if you think you just want to drop some weight Do ab and core workout throughout the rest of the workout, don’t save it for the end Employ multi joint movements in your workout Mix up what you do first in the gym Mix up your workouts to keep your mind engaged throughout the workout Sequence movements from upper to lower, lower to upper, etc Look for what you’re the worst at in nutrition (quality, quantity, or timing), and focus on fixing that first Aim for appropriate meal sizes to your energy expenditure. Breakfast should be biggest, then lunch, and dinner should be the smallest. If you’re going to cheat, make it your post workout meal If you’re looking to lean-out for something specific, try to limit complex carbs (rize, breads, potatoes, pastas, wheat) for 3-7 days, after lunch. This will tighten up your body a lot Know how to eat defensively. Don’t get caught off guard traveling, at events with finger foods, etc. It’s hard to resist, especially if you’re feeling hungry. Eat defensively!

 

Resources:

GunnarPeterson.com

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/146

 

145: How To De-Stress in a Chaotic World

May 23, 2016 15:28

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"There's power in doing... nothing." - James Swanwick (click to tweet) Key Takeaways: Be purposeful about taking time to be alone, to refresh and recharge It is possible to fit in the things that are a priority to you. This is so important that it should be a serious priority for anyone Studies have shown that running can give you “break-throughs” in your life Our lives are full of chaos, and sometimes we don’t even realize it, so we don’t realize how badly we need time to refresh You don’t have to try to turn it into a vacation time, get out of your city or anything like that. Just find calm somehow in your own environment. Create it Resources:

Tai Lopez 67 Steps

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144: (video) BOOK REVIEW: I Quit Sugar

May 21, 2016 06:46

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 The Notes: Learn how to read labels, and read them for every food that you buy Juices that are promoted as “no added sugar” does not mean that it is not packed with sugar. Read the label! When you find out how much sugar is in something, imagine literally eating that much sugar, spoonful by spoonful. You may find yourself less hungry for the food… Eat good fats, avoid unhealthy fats Avoid roasted nuts Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/144

144: BOOK REVIEW: I Quit Sugar

May 21, 2016 06:45

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 The Notes: Learn how to read labels, and read them for every food that you buy Juices that are promoted as “no added sugar” does not mean that it is not packed with sugar. Read the label! When you find out how much sugar is in something, imagine literally eating that much sugar, spoonful by spoonful. You may find yourself less hungry for the food… Eat good fats, avoid unhealthy fats Avoid roasted nuts. Instead, eat raw, unroasted nuts. They are a good source of healthy fats

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/144

143: How to Increase Your Income Through Storytelling with Bo Eason

May 18, 2016 01:02:36

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“Society has told us being a predator is a bad thing. But a predator is noble, trustworthy, can be lethal, and is impossible to ignore.” - Bo Eason (click to tweet)

 

Have you ever been to a stand-up comedy show? Watched one on TV? If you have, you’ll know that one of the trademarks of the genre is the performer sharing embarrassing real-life stories with the audience. It’s what makes us laugh! We might not all have the same embarrassing experience as the comedian, but everyone can relate to the feeling of being embarrassed. It’s universal.

 

Today on the James Swanwick Show I’m talking with Bo Eason, former NFL player and current performer, speaker, and storyteller. He’s sharing his experiences and expertise in telling his unique story to engage with an audience. As Bo knows, when you tell your story, the more personal and specific it becomes, the more universal its appeal. It seems counterintuitive, but the details of your story will remind the audience of their own life and then they’ll connect more with yours. So don’t be shy!

 

In performing and telling stories, it’s important to get your audience’s attention right away. You want them to be captivated from the first sentence on. Bo’s advice to draw them in immediately is to put the audience in the middle of the story. Let them know where your story is going, and they’ll be more interested in learning how you got there.

 

You might be thinking, I don’t know what my story is. Bo has tips for that too! Every story starts at the bottom of a mountain, with someone with a dream trying to achieve it. So think about what your mountain is, what moment or decision in your life has defined its course, and then listen to what Bo has to say about sculpting your story.

 

Bo’s got great advice for finding your story, connecting with your audience, and learning how to perform in a way that’s impossible to ignore! You won’t give the same speech after listening to this podcast.

 

Notes on the Show: From the first sentence, put your audience in the middle of a story to draw them in from the beginning The more personal your story is, the more universal it becomes. This is because when you tell your story and get personal, your audience thinks about their own life, and co-creates their own story with you When you find yourself tuning out what people are saying, it’s usually because there’s no personal story being told in what is being said There is NO separating personal from anything else. Telling stories need to be a part of every part of your life and your presentation if you want to connect with people People, and especially men, tend to be very reluctant to share personal information. So when it is shared, it’s powerful. The very reluctance to open up and tell stories makes what you say incredibly attractive to the listener Every great story starts at the bottom of a mountain, about someone with a dream, and the process of achieving that dream Make an effort to express yourself physically. Too often, people are taught to bottle up that type of movement. Use it to express yourself! When someone is at the top of their game, people can’t look away Society has awarded the title “predator” to the worst of society. But that’s not what a predator is! A predator is noble, fierce, aggressive, and impossible to ignore Embrace who you already are as a fierce predator, male or female, and channel that into the stories that you tell When people can’t look away from you, only better things happen in your life and your potential to do incredible things with your life When telling stories, look for your defining moment, and how it shapes who you are now, and consider circling your story around that moment Embarrassing moments are one of the best ways to connect with your audience. Everyone has felt it, but not everyone wants to share it, so people connect strongly with you when you share embarrassing moments with them Most importantly, be true to who you are in your stories!




“The people who are closest to their own nature, and have a relationship with it, warts and all, are going to be the people who will lead.” - Bo Eason (click to tweet)

 

Resource:

BoEason.com

  Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/143

142: How To Have Your Most Productive Day Ever

May 16, 2016 18:49

Description:

“Don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” - Benjamin Franklin

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Key Takeaways:

 

Control your focus on one single activity at a time Give yourself impossible deadlines. Deadlines you think are impossible will give you energy, focus, and motivation to accomplish more than you thought was possible Don’t think about what you have to do, just do it, quickly! When you have to get something done, you find a way Tasks will expand to fill the time you give them, so don’t give them much time! Put a penalty or reward around whether you accomplish the tasks Give yourself a strict, exact deadline for whatever you need to get done



Tai Lopez 67 Steps

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142: (video) How To Have Your Most Productive Day Ever

May 16, 2016 18:50

Description:

“Don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” - Benjamin Franklin

(click to tweet)

 

Key Takeaways:

 

Control your focus on one single activity at a time Give yourself impossible deadlines. Deadlines you think are impossible will give you energy, focus, and motivation to accomplish more than you thought was possible Don’t think about what you have to do, just do it, quickly! When you have to get something done, you find a way Tasks will expand to fill the time you give them, so don’t give them much time! Put a penalty or reward around whether you accomplish the tasks Give yourself a strict, exact deadline for whatever you need to get done


Tai Lopez 67 Steps

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141: BOOK REVIEW: "Relentless" by Tim Grover

May 14, 2016 31:31

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"If what you want doesn't line up equal what you are willing to sacrifice to get it, you don't want it bad enough." - Tim Grover

(click to tweet)

Key Takeaways from the Book "Relentless" by Tim Grover: Before you can have you want, you must become who you really are Ask yourself, what you are willing to give up to get what you want? Do the work everyday. Everyday, you have to do something you don't want to do If you want success, you have to be comfortable being uncomfortable If what you want doesn't equal what you are willing to sacrifice to get it, you don't want it badly enough Being great isn't for everyone. It's ok if you're comfortable doing something else. Don't take this on if you aren't willing to put in the effort Ask yourself: Where are you now? Where do you want to be? What are you willing to do to get there? Make a plan, and ACT ON IT! Emotions make you weak, except for controlled anger, which can be powerful in the right hands The greats never stop learning People who do not pursue their own dreams probably will not support you in pursuing yours

 

"Being relentless means you're never satisfied." - Tim Grover

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140: (video) Why You Should Put Yourself Through Hell: Engineering Sealfit Kokoro Camp

May 11, 2016 54:15

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“If we don’t challenge ourselves, in big form and consistently, then we get weaker and weaker until we're afraid to take on challenges.” - Mark Divine (click to tweet)

 

Could YOU survive Navy Seal hell week? Steve Costello just did. Today, I’m speaking with Mark Divine, the founder of Sealfit Kokoro Camp, about what it takes to steel your mind for something incredibly challenging and difficult, and why you would even do something like that to yourself in the first place!

As Mark told me, “If we don’t challenge ourselves, in big form and consistently, then we get weaker and weaker until we afraid to take on challenges.” The fact of the matter is that most people, especially in modern western societies, do not subject themselves to incredibly stressful and difficult experiences regularly. Whereas these circumstances were a part of normal human life for much of history, they have largely gone away, and the result is that humans are not as well-connected with themselves and their resiliency as they could be. They simply do not know what they are capable of.

Mark Divine is working to help humans realize more fully their potential, the resiliency that they have within, and what they are capable of dealing with and accomplishing. While something like Sealfit Kokoro Camp is an incredibly difficult and trying thing to put yourself through, the rewards are stunning. Learn more about how you can live the most fulfilling life through trying times on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Notes on the Show: Taking control of your own mind, realizing that your life and what you do is entirely up to you, and is the first step toward a more fulfilled life Understand your principles and passions to find what you’re supposed to do in life Understanding your guiding principles makes every other decision you need to make much easier Try focusing on the negatives. Knowing what you do not want to do will lead you to what you should be doing If we do not challenge ourselves, we get weaker and weaker Deeply challenging processes help us live our lives better, and more the way we really wish we did People can find that they are capable of much more than they think when they are put into really difficult situations Seek out challenges for yourself, or else the challenges will come to you. You effectively “burn off karma.” Use challenges to learn, grow, and help unlock your potential Set conditions to win in your mind before you begin. Think through the entirety of the day, with each stage going as you would want it to Say no. When you’re deeply aligned to your mission and your commitments, it becomes easier to say no

 

Resources:

Sealfit Kokoro

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/140

140: Why You Should Put Yourself Through Hell: Engineering Sealfit Kokoro Camp

May 11, 2016 54:09

Description:

“If we don’t challenge ourselves, in big form and consistently, then we get weaker and weaker until we're afraid to take on challenges.” - Mark Divine (click to tweet)

Could YOU survive Navy Seal hell week? Steve Costello just did. Today, I’m speaking with Mark Divine, the founder of Sealfit Kokoro Camp, about what it takes to steel your mind for something incredibly challenging and difficult, and why you would even do something like that to yourself in the first place!

As Mark told me, “If we don’t challenge ourselves, in big form and consistently, then we get weaker and weaker until we afraid to take on challenges.” The fact of the matter is that most people, especially in modern western societies, do not subject themselves to incredibly stressful and difficult experiences regularly. Whereas these circumstances were a part of normal human life for much of history, they have largely gone away, and the result is that humans are not as well-connected with themselves and their resiliency as they could be. They simply do not know what they are capable of.

Mark Divine is working to help humans realize more fully their potential, the resiliency that they have within, and what they are capable of dealing with and accomplishing. While something like Sealfit Kokoro Camp is an incredibly difficult and trying thing to put yourself through, the rewards are stunning. Learn more about how you can live the most fulfilling life through trying times on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Notes on the Show: Taking control of your own mind, realizing that your life and what you do is entirely up to you, and is the first step toward a more fulfilled life Understand your principles and passions to find what you’re supposed to do in life Understanding your guiding principles makes every other decision you need to make much easier Try focusing on the negatives. Knowing what you do not want to do will lead you to what you should be doing If we do not challenge ourselves, we get weaker and weaker Deeply challenging processes help us live our lives better, and more the way we really wish we did People can find that they are capable of much more than they think when they are put into really difficult situations Seek out challenges for yourself, or else the challenges will come to you. You effectively “burn off karma.” Use challenges to learn, grow, and help unlock your potential Set conditions to win in your mind before you begin. Think through the entirety of the day, with each stage going as you would want it to Say no. When you’re deeply aligned to your mission and your commitments, it becomes easier to say no

 

Resources:

Sealfit Kokoro

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/140

139: (video) BOOK REVIEW: Can You Really "Think and Grow Rich?"

May 8, 2016 38:47

Description:

“Nevermind what they say if you meet with temporary defeat, for they, perhaps, do not know that every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.” - Napoleon Hill (click to tweet)

 

Key Takeaways: Write down your written statement of purpose, including specific numerical amounts and other details Persistence is what separates those who succeed from those who don’t Defeat is nothing more that temporary. Don’t throw in the towel Make your desires clear, and reduce them to writing Analyze the three enemies that have to be cleared out: Indecisions, doubt and fear Positive thoughts and emotions attractive other positive thoughts and emotions. Hang out with people who are the way you want to be



Four Steps to Develop Persistence Definite purpose Definite plan, expressed through continuous action A mind closed to negativity and discouraging influences, including friends and family A friendly alliance with people who are focused on similar things

 

Get My Book Notes on Three Life-Changing Books

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/139

139: BOOK REVIEW: Can You Really "Think and Grow Rich?"

May 8, 2016 38:43

Description:

“Nevermind what they say if you meet with temporary defeat, for they, perhaps, do not know that every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.” - Napoleon Hill (click to tweet)

 

Key Takeaways: Write down your written statement of purpose, including specific numerical amounts and other details Persistence is what separates those who succeed from those who don’t Defeat is nothing more that temporary. Don’t throw in the towel Make your desires clear, and reduce them to writing Analyze the three enemies that have to be cleared out: Indecisions, doubt and fear Positive thoughts and emotions attractive other positive thoughts and emotions. Hang out with people who are the way you want to be



Four Steps to Develop Persistence Definite purpose Definite plan, expressed through continuous action A mind closed to negativity and discouraging influences, including friends and family A friendly alliance with people who are focused on similar things

 

Get My Book Notes on Three Life-Changing Books

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/139

138: (video) Surviving 50 Hours of HELL: Sealfit Kokoro Camp with Steve Costello

May 7, 2016 31:07

Description:

Key Takeaways: You discover things about yourself you wouldn't know otherwise when you're put through hell In the modern age, we don't have very much that requires you to reach deeply into yourself to find what you're made of physically When you put a physical challenge in front of yourself that stretches you to the breaking point, you learn more about yourself than you ever knew Putting money into something upfront will force you to see it through Don't focus on looking ahead. It's too much, and can be overwhelming. Focus on the NOW Have a strong why for doing something like this Be deeply committed to the full process Be prepared to fail. It's always possible to fail

138: Surviving 50 Hours of HELL: Sealfit Kokoro Camp with Steve Costello

May 7, 2016 31:04

Description:

Key Takeaways: You discover things about yourself you wouldn't know otherwise when you're put through hell In the modern age, we don't have very much that requires you to reach deeply into yourself to find what you're made of physically When you put a physical challenge in front of yourself that stretches you to the breaking point, you learn more about yourself than you ever knew Putting money into something upfront will force you to see it through Don't focus on looking ahead. It's too much, and can be overwhelming. Focus on the NOW Have a strong why for doing something like this Be deeply committed to the full process Be prepared to fail. It's always possible to fail

137: (video) One stroke at a time: A conversation with Roz Savage on how to approach your goals without getting overwhelmed

Apr 27, 2016 48:21

Description:

“Love the success while it’s happening, but don’t become too attached to it. Always be appreciative for it, and know that everything changes.” - Roz Savage (click to tweet)

        Roz Savage spent eleven years working in an office cubicle, thinking that success in her field of management consultancy would make her happy. It took all eleven years for her to realize she wasn’t happy, that she was just doing her job so that she could she make money to buy things she didn’t need.  She made a change.

        Today, Roz is the only woman in the world to have traveled across three oceans—the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Indian—in a rowboat! Between 2005 and 2011, she spent 520 days at sea in her 23 foot rowboat. She rowed 5 million oar strokes and covered over 15,000 miles of ocean.

        On this episode of the James Swanwick Show, I’m talking with Roz about how she went from her office job to spending months alone at sea. It was a huge transition, but one that she chose for herself.

        In her own words, Roz tells me, “There’s a lot to be said for having enough naive optimism to get yourself into something, and then too much stubborn pride to get yourself out of it.” Roz says that the best way to mobilize yourself to take a big action is to commit to a vision. For her, the desire to find out who she really is can be a huge driver of this kind of action. And then, once you have your vision, she says, don’t think about how much you don’t know! Jump into action!  Start putting one foot in front of the other, and don’t look too far down the road, you’ll get lost.

        In this episode, Roz talks more about her habits, the inspiration for her goals, and how she keeps herself motivated. You’ll be inspired by what she has to say about decision making and finding your own vision!

 

“Whatever it is that you want to do in the world, there’s vulnerability in putting yourself out there, and people are not always going to respect that.” - Roz Savage (click to tweet) Bullet Points: Roz Savage is the only woman in the world to have ridden across three oceans in a row boat She followed the crowd, thinking that success in the field of management consultancy would make her happy, but it didn’t Remember that there are more important things in life than other people’s opinions When you’re first starting out, you don’t know how much you don’t know. But come up with a plan that gives you just the slightest idea that you know what you’re doing, and begin putting one foot in front of the other The motivation to find out who you really could be is a huge driver of action Commit to a vision to really mobilize you and help you take massive action Jump into action, but once you get going don’t look too far down the road. Take one stroke at a time. Just keep going On the other hand, take time to zoom out from your problems, and see the progress that you’re still making in the big picture In bad situations, know that everything changes. Eventually, the wind changes in your favor, and vice versa Practice gratitude. Psychologists have shown that people who believe that they are lucky tend to attract better outcomes Roz Savage’s Exercise For Finding Passion:

Imagine writing your own obituary or eulogy. Write two versions: The current one if you died today, and the one that you would want if you were really living your life the way you want to. Not about what you do, but about the kind of person you would be.

Resources:

RozSavage.com

RozSavageCoaching.com

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/137

137: One stroke at a time: A conversation with Roz Savage on how to approach your goals without getting overwhelmed

Apr 27, 2016 48:17

Description:

“Love the success while it’s happening, but don’t become too attached to it. Always be appreciative for it, and know that everything changes.” - Roz Savage (click to tweet)

 

        Roz Savage spent eleven years working in an office cubicle, thinking that success in her field of management consultancy would make her happy. It took all eleven years for her to realize she wasn’t happy, that she was just doing her job so that she could she make money to buy things she didn’t need.  She made a change.

        Today, Roz is the only woman in the world to have traveled across three oceans—the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Indian—in a rowboat! Between 2005 and 2011, she spent 520 days at sea in her 23 foot rowboat. She rowed 5 million oar strokes and covered over 15,000 miles of ocean.

        On this episode of the James Swanwick Show, I’m talking with Roz about how she went from her office job to spending months alone at sea. It was a huge transition, but one that she chose for herself.

        In her own words, Roz tells me, “There’s a lot to be said for having enough naive optimism to get yourself into something, and then too much stubborn pride to get yourself out of it.” Roz says that the best way to mobilize yourself to take a big action is to commit to a vision. For her, the desire to find out who she really is can be a huge driver of this kind of action. And then, once you have your vision, she says, don’t think about how much you don’t know! Jump into action!  Start putting one foot in front of the other, and don’t look too far down the road, you’ll get lost.

        In this episode, Roz talks more about her habits, the inspiration for her goals, and how she keeps herself motivated. You’ll be inspired by what she has to say about decision making and finding your own vision!

 

“Whatever it is that you want to do in the world, there’s vulnerability in putting yourself out there, and people are not always going to respect that.” - Roz Savage (click to tweet)

 

Bullet Points: Roz Savage is the only woman in the world to have ridden across three oceans in a row boat She followed the crowd, thinking that success in the field of management consultancy would make her happy, but it didn’t Remember that there are more important things in life than other people’s opinions When you’re first starting out, you don’t know how much you don’t know. But come up with a plan that gives you just the slightest idea that you know what you’re doing, and begin putting one foot in front of the other The motivation to find out who you really could be is a huge driver of action Commit to a vision to really mobilize you and help you take massive action Jump into action, but once you get going don’t look too far down the road. Take one stroke at a time. Just keep going On the other hand, take time to zoom out from your problems, and see the progress that you’re still making in the big picture In bad situations, know that everything changes. Eventually, the wind changes in your favor, and vice versa Practice gratitude. Psychologists have shown that people who believe that they are lucky tend to attract better outcomes Roz Savage’s Exercise For Finding Passion:

Imagine writing your own obituary or eulogy. Write two versions: The current one if you died today, and the one that you would want if you were really living your life the way you want to. Not about what you do, but about the kind of person you would be.

Resources:

RozSavage.com

RozSavageCoaching.com

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/137

136: (video) Managing diet and stress without giving up your lifestyle, a conversation with fat loss expert Anthony DiClementi

Apr 26, 2016 42:22

Description:

“In dieting, generic programs usually yield generic results. Know your own body!” - Anthony Diclementi (click to tweet) 

        Everybody’s got stress in their life. Difficult work situations, finances, relationships, and constantly growing To Do Lists can all add up to a very stressed out and sleep-deprived you. This kind of stress is very bad for you and for your body.

        Stress is a killer, but not all stress is bad. Working out puts physical stress on your muscles but, like many kinds of mental stress, it’s an acute stress that your body can recover from. And, although it’s not ideal for everyone, some people do their best work under pressure. What’s important is to manage and minimize the sources of unhealthy stress in your life.

        Today on The James Swanwick Show, I’m talking about stress and healthy lifestyle choices with  Anthony DiClementi, the highly sought after fat loss expert. Anthony is most known for teaching people to use strategic cheating to accelerate fat loss: dieting while still being able to enjoy “cheat foods”, wine and cocktails.

        Anthony knows that, just like everyone handles stress differently, our bodies also react to foods in different ways. For your diet to be successful and lasting, it needs to take into account the unique ways your body responds to and processes food. As Anthony says it, “In dieting, generic programs usually yield generic results. Know your own body!”

        You won’t want to miss what else he has to say about eating healthy, managing stress, and building healthy habits in this episode!

 

“The right way to do something is a way that you can do every day. Create a plan that you know you can stick to.” - Anthony Diclementi (click to tweet)

 

Notes on the Show: It’s probably not possible or even healthy to completely get rid of stress. What you should try to do is manage stress There are good kinds of stress, such as the stress that you put on your muscles when you work out to get into better shape There is bad, chronic stress. This is the stress you experience when you hate your job, are unhappy, not sleeping enough, etc Acute stress that doesn’t exceed our body's ability to recover from is good The days of one diet fits all are gone. You need to get tested, or at least pay careful attention to the ways that you personally respond to food Focus on deep breathing, using correct form Pick routines and habits that you can do easily every day. Don’t bite off more than you can chew with new habits Try to eat food in it’s whole form. When you can, it’s better to eat the actual food than a supplement based off of it

 

5 Ways to Handle Your Stress Diet. Make sure that you are eating food. Paleo is usually a good framework to help stress levels. But make sure that you customize your diet for your specific body. Stay away from problem foods. The ones that bring stress to you personally, and that you have taken note of Move your body, and sweat every day. Make it a part of your daily routine, and make sure it’s sustainable and fun Warm / Cold Showers Connect to the earth. Barefoot in the grass will give you a big boost Use the right supplements for you. Understand what will help you personally have more energy and less stress, and include those in your diet

 

Resources:

BioHackingSecrets.com: The Biohackers Guide to Upgraded Energy and Focus - book by Anthony DiClementi

The 23AndMe Test

The Wim Hof Breathing Method

Sperti Vitamin D Lamp

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/136

136: Managing diet and stress without giving up your lifestyle, a conversation with fat loss expert Anthony DiClementi

Apr 20, 2016 41:23

Description:

“In dieting, generic programs usually yield generic results. Know your own body!” - Anthony Diclementi (click to tweet) 

        Everybody’s got stress in their life. Difficult work situations, finances, relationships, and constantly growing To Do Lists can all add up to a very stressed out and sleep-deprived you. This kind of stress is very bad for you and for your body.

        Stress is a killer, but not all stress is bad. Working out puts physical stress on your muscles but, like many kinds of mental stress, it’s an acute stress that your body can recover from. And, although it’s not ideal for everyone, some people do their best work under pressure. What’s important is to manage and minimize the sources of unhealthy stress in your life.

        Today on The James Swanwick Show, I’m talking about stress and healthy lifestyle choices with  Anthony DiClementi, the highly sought after fat loss expert. Anthony is most known for teaching people to use strategic cheating to accelerate fat loss: dieting while still being able to enjoy “cheat foods”, wine and cocktails.

        Anthony knows that, just like everyone handles stress differently, our bodies also react to foods in different ways. For your diet to be successful and lasting, it needs to take into account the unique ways your body responds to and processes food. As Anthony says it, “In dieting, generic programs usually yield generic results. Know your own body!”

        You won’t want to miss what else he has to say about eating healthy, managing stress, and building healthy habits in this episode!

 

“The right way to do something is a way that you can do every day. Create a plan that you know you can stick to.” - Anthony Diclementi (click to tweet)

 

Notes on the Show: It’s probably not possible or even healthy to completely get rid of stress. What you should try to do is manage stress There are good kinds of stress, such as the stress that you put on your muscles when you work out to get into better shape There is bad, chronic stress. This is the stress you experience when you hate your job, are unhappy, not sleeping enough, etc Acute stress that doesn’t exceed our body's ability to recover from is good The days of one diet fits all are gone. You need to get tested, or at least pay careful attention to the ways that you personally respond to food Focus on deep breathing, using correct form Pick routines and habits that you can do easily every day. Don’t bite off more than you can chew with new habits Try to eat food in it’s whole form. When you can, it’s better to eat the actual food than a supplement based off of it

 

5 Ways to Handle Your Stress Diet. Make sure that you are eating food. Paleo is usually a good framework to help stress levels. But make sure that you customize your diet for your specific body. Stay away from problem foods. The ones that bring stress to you personally, and that you have taken note of Move your body, and sweat every day. Make it a part of your daily routine, and make sure it’s sustainable and fun Warm / Cold Showers Connect to the earth. Barefoot in the grass will give you a big boost Use the right supplements for you. Understand what will help you personally have more energy and less stress, and include those in your diet

 

Resources:

BioHackingSecrets.com: The Biohackers Guide to Upgraded Energy and Focus - book by Anthony DiClementi

The 23AndMe Test

The Wim Hof Breathing Method

Sperti Vitamin D Lamp

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/136

135: (video) Darren and Mary from James' Apartment Complex

Apr 15, 2016 08:34

Description:

JamesSwanwick.com/135

135: Darren and Mary from James' Apartment Complex

Apr 15, 2016 08:34

Description:

JamesSwanwick.com/135

134: (video) Can You Recycle Social Media? How Anyone Can Skyrocket Social Media Productivity with Laura Roeder of Edgar

Apr 13, 2016 35:57

Description:

The amount of social media in the world can be overwhelming, from a personal point of view and for businesses trying to use social media to promote their brand.

 

           Most people start using social media for fun, posting their thoughts and activities live, to express themselves and connect with friends. But this use of social media can be stressful and ineffective when applied to marketing and a business strategy. It’s intimidating, and you can feel the need to be continually promoting yourself and your business on all platforms, all the time.

 

           Laura Roeder, scalable social media expert and founder of the social media management platform Edgar, says there is another way.  In her words, “People get so caught up in following short term hacks that they forget the long term social media strategy.”

 

           So what is a good long term social media strategy? Don’t post live and don’t be afraid to repeat content! This might seem counterintuitive, but only 5-10% of your audience are likely to see each individual post. It only makes sense that your posts should go out more than once. If you’re stuck creating each piece of content from scratch, your ROI will be much lower than it could be with recycled content.

          

           A good rule of thumb is to have about three months of content in the backlog, so that you can repeat important content at least once a quarter. Edgar built onto this idea, by creating a library of your content to be recycled over time. This way, you can have continual content going out on platforms without needing to be constantly creating it. Edgar allows you to schedule posts in advance, and then save your live engagement for your audience. It’s a win-win!

 

       So take a look at how effective your social media strategy is, and listen to this episode of James Swanwick Show for tips and ideas on how to get more traffic out of your posts.

 

“The idea that you have to create several new pieces of content every day for the rest of your life is what makes social media so overwhelming for entrepreneurs.” - Laura Roeder

(click to tweet)

  Notes on the Show: The amount of social media in the world, and the seeming requirement to be continually on all platforms promoting yourself and your business, can seem overwhelming The archaic way of managing social media was to do everything live, posting at the moment you write something There is a significant difference in using social media for yourself (personal) and for a business Edgar built on the idea of creating a library of your content, that can be recycled over time, so that you have continual content going out on  platforms without needing to be constantly creating it Most people start on social for fun. Coming from that angle, some people get nervous to move into business/marketing side of social media Understand how your brand comes across, how you want it to come across, and make sure that everything you post lines up with that Don’t be afraid to repeat content! In the context of marketing, you usually will not get a good ROI if you’re creating each new piece of content from scratch 5-10% of your audience will see one single thing that you post, so it only makes sense that it should go out more than once to up that percentage A good rule of thumb is to have about 3 months of content in the backlog, so you’re repeating things once a quarter. Some people succeed with much more frequenting repetition Don’t be posting live. Save that for your engagement with your audience. Schedule posts in advance, and then engage live



“People get so caught up in following short term hacks that they forget the long term social media strategy.” - Laura Roeder

(click to tweet)



Resources:

MeetEdgar.com

LKRSocialMedia.com (Laura’s blog)

134: Can You Recycle Social Media? How Anyone Can Skyrocket Social Media Productivity with Laura Roeder of Edgar

Apr 13, 2016 35:54

Description:

The amount of social media in the world can be overwhelming, from a personal point of view and for businesses trying to use social media to promote their brand.

 

           Most people start using social media for fun, posting their thoughts and activities live, to express themselves and connect with friends. But this use of social media can be stressful and ineffective when applied to marketing and a business strategy. It’s intimidating, and you can feel the need to be continually promoting yourself and your business on all platforms, all the time.

 

           Laura Roeder, scalable social media expert and founder of the social media management platform Edgar, says there is another way.  In her words, “People get so caught up in following short term hacks that they forget the long term social media strategy.”

 

           So what is a good long term social media strategy? Don’t post live and don’t be afraid to repeat content! This might seem counterintuitive, but only 5-10% of your audience are likely to see each individual post. It only makes sense that your posts should go out more than once. If you’re stuck creating each piece of content from scratch, your ROI will be much lower than it could be with recycled content.

          

           A good rule of thumb is to have about three months of content in the backlog, so that you can repeat important content at least once a quarter. Edgar built onto this idea, by creating a library of your content to be recycled over time. This way, you can have continual content going out on platforms without needing to be constantly creating it. Edgar allows you to schedule posts in advance, and then save your live engagement for your audience. It’s a win-win!

 

       So take a look at how effective your social media strategy is, and listen to this episode of James Swanwick Show for tips and ideas on how to get more traffic out of your posts.

 

“The idea that you have to create several new pieces of content every day for the rest of your life is what makes social media so overwhelming for entrepreneurs.” - Laura Roeder

(click to tweet)

 

Notes on the Show: The amount of social media in the world, and the seeming requirement to be continually on all platforms promoting yourself and your business, can seem overwhelming The archaic way of managing social media was to do everything live, posting at the moment you write something There is a significant difference in using social media for yourself (personal) and for a business Edgar built on the idea of creating a library of your content, that can be recycled over time, so that you have continual content going out on  platforms without needing to be constantly creating it Most people start on social for fun. Coming from that angle, some people get nervous to move into business/marketing side of social media Understand how your brand comes across, how you want it to come across, and make sure that everything you post lines up with that Don’t be afraid to repeat content! In the context of marketing, you usually will not get a good ROI if you’re creating each new piece of content from scratch 5-10% of your audience will see one single thing that you post, so it only makes sense that it should go out more than once to up that percentage A good rule of thumb is to have about 3 months of content in the backlog, so you’re repeating things once a quarter. Some people succeed with much more frequenting repetition Don’t be posting live. Save that for your engagement with your audience. Schedule posts in advance, and then engage live



“People get so caught up in following short term hacks that they forget the long term social media strategy.” - Laura Roeder

(click to tweet)



Resources:

MeetEdgar.com

LKRSocialMedia.com (Laura’s blog)

133: How Matt Pocius Made $1 Million at age 18

Apr 11, 2016 07:28

Description:

133: (video) How Matt Pocius Made $1 Million at age 18

Apr 11, 2016 07:28

Description:

132: (video) Should We Take a Year Off? Karan Bajaj

Apr 6, 2016 44:04

Description:

Most Americans don’t even consider the idea that taking extended periods of time off of work is an option. It’s almost like it would be looked down upon by others. As if you’re not doing your civic duty by living such a luxurious life of pleasure. Where is your work ethic? How can you reasonably expect to get anything done?

Karan Rajaj is here to tell you why the idea of taking 1 out of every 3 years off makes so much sense, gives you time to recoup and reenergize, and actually makes you more productive! Having the constant knowledge in the back of your mind that your break is coming, that your time for recuperation is right around the corner, actually gives you more energy and focus to do the work you need to do!

So the concept is that in every 4 years, you should spend 3 years working, and 1 year traveling the world, specifically not working on your regular job, but putting time and effort into things that are not for the express purpose of making you money. They year off, this time of creativity and putting time and effort into your passions, also often brings the biggest breakthroughs in your life that will end up making you money.

So open up your mind to a schedule that you might not have thought possible! What if this schedule allows you to get more done than you ever could before? What if you creativity, and your career, would soar through this pacing? Learn more about what this concept is all about and how it could help you accomplish your goals in life on this episode of the James Swanwick Show.

 

“When you tie your life to one dimension which you’re working and making money in, you’re not fully understanding who you are and what you’re capable of.” - Karan Bajaj

(click to tweet)



Notes on the Show:

 

Taking time off is something that most americans don’t even consider. People think it could be looked down upon Often, when you take an extended period away, you find yourself far more effective and efficient when you come back to your work 3-1-3 model: 3: Working very hard, accumulating wealth very purposeful during that time. 1: year off, spending money. 3: Back to work You will often see a correlation between time off, a sabbatical, and momentous change happening in your life. You just will not know what the change is Often times, your best creativity will come when you are not doing something to make money, but simply doing it because you love it. The need to make money with your work can stifle the creativity of it There are almost unlimited ways that you can choose to live your life. The question is: What will make you personally most happy? There is a societal pressure of social norms that discourages taking large amounts of time off, regardless of how healthy and even productive it is Start building the muscle of taking larger breaks (10 days), really taking full breaks from your work, where you’re so absorbed in what you’re doing (meditation, climbing mountains), that you start to forget the rest of your life The act of creation is powerful for opening up new things in your life and your personality Defining the period of time when you will be completely invested in your work helps you focus and actually get much  more done during that time






“The growth that you have as a person during down time usually returns in a tangible, financial way, because you’ve grown as a person, and that has value in the world.” - Karan Bajaj

(click to tweet)



Resources:

 

KaranBajaj.com

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/132

132: Should We Take a Year Off? Karan Bajaj

Apr 6, 2016 44:00

Description:

Most Americans don’t even consider the idea that taking extended periods of time off of work is an option. It’s almost like it would be looked down upon by others. As if you’re not doing your civic duty by living such a luxurious life of pleasure. Where is your work ethic? How can you reasonably expect to get anything done?

Karan Rajaj is here to tell you why the idea of taking 1 out of every 3 years off makes so much sense, gives you time to recoup and reenergize, and actually makes you more productive! Having the constant knowledge in the back of your mind that your break is coming, that your time for recuperation is right around the corner, actually gives you more energy and focus to do the work you need to do!

So the concept is that in every 4 years, you should spend 3 years working, and 1 year traveling the world, specifically not working on your regular job, but putting time and effort into things that are not for the express purpose of making you money. They year off, this time of creativity and putting time and effort into your passions, also often brings the biggest breakthroughs in your life that will end up making you money.

So open up your mind to a schedule that you might not have thought possible! What if this schedule allows you to get more done than you ever could before? What if you creativity, and your career, would soar through this pacing? Learn more about what this concept is all about and how it could help you accomplish your goals in life on this episode of the James Swanwick Show.

 

“When you tie your life to one dimension which you’re working and making money in, you’re not fully understanding who you are and what you’re capable of.” - Karan Bajaj

(click to tweet)



Notes on the Show:

 

Taking time off is something that most americans don’t even consider. People think it could be looked down upon Often, when you take an extended period away, you find yourself far more effective and efficient when you come back to your work 3-1-3 model: 3: Working very hard, accumulating wealth very purposeful during that time. 1: year off, spending money. 3: Back to work You will often see a correlation between time off, a sabbatical, and momentous change happening in your life. You just will not know what the change is Often times, your best creativity will come when you are not doing something to make money, but simply doing it because you love it. The need to make money with your work can stifle the creativity of it There are almost unlimited ways that you can choose to live your life. The question is: What will make you personally most happy? There is a societal pressure of social norms that discourages taking large amounts of time off, regardless of how healthy and even productive it is Start building the muscle of taking larger breaks (10 days), really taking full breaks from your work, where you’re so absorbed in what you’re doing (meditation, climbing mountains), that you start to forget the rest of your life The act of creation is powerful for opening up new things in your life and your personality Defining the period of time when you will be completely invested in your work helps you focus and actually get much  more done during that time






“The growth that you have as a person during down time usually returns in a tangible, financial way, because you’ve grown as a person, and that has value in the world.” - Karan Bajaj

(click to tweet)



Resources:

 

KaranBajaj.com

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/132

131: (video) Which Major Brands Are Lying to You About Their “Healthy” Green Juice? With Ian Ryan of Fearless and Healthy

Mar 30, 2016 29:10

Description:

We’ve been made to believe, through clever marketing and brand positioning, that certain brands and juices are good for us. Brands like Naked and Odwalla have done everything in their power to make us believe that they are healthy options, but are we being lead astray? Are the very foods that we’ve been told are healthy, actually keeping us fat, lazy, and unproductive?

Ian Ryan, host of the Fearless and Healthy podcast, is here to talk about the sneaky ways sugar can sneak into a diet and ruin all attempts at weight loss, or just healthy living and eating in general! Some of the worst culprits are the two above mentioned brands, Naked and Odwalla, and the incredible amount of sugar that ends up in a single bottle of their “all-natural” juice does far more harm than good!

The real problem lies in the proportions. Fruits like apples and others can be beneficial in small portions, but often pre-packaged juices contain unreasonable amounts, and the sugar content gets far too high for healthy eating.

On this episode of The James Swanwick Show, Ian Ryan talks about some of the simple ways that we can know that we’re safe and healthy in what we are choosing to eat. Look for items with a very small ingredient list. Shop around the perimeter of the grocery store. Always check the serving size before the nutrition facts. Plus, tons more to help you live the healthiest lifestyle possible, on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

 

“It doesn’t matter how healthy something is, too much of it is a bad thing.” - Ian Ryan (click to tweet)

 

Notes on the Show: We make certain assumptions based on the brand or the store that what they sell will be healthy, when that’s often not the case Be aware of the number of servings on the container. A bottle of “healthy” juice could have 25 grams of sugar, but there’s 2.5 servings in the bottle, so a lot of people end up drinking between 50-100 grams of sugar One of the only healthy ways to go is to make your own juice, and understand that you can’t pack it with fruit. More veggies than fruit. Fruit should only be added as a touch of flavor Even sugars from fruit, which most people consider to be healthy, are still going to raise your blood sugar, and if you’re trying to go on a cleanse or lose weight, you need to be very conscious of the sugar levels To be safe, stay away from anything that is bottled Shop the perimeter of the grocery store, not the center aisles Berries are often the healthiest type of fruit Bananas are one of the least healthy type of fruit Always pay attention to serving sizes. Even if something is healthy, too much is still a bad thing Learn how to read labels and understand nutrition and portions Don’t eat things with tons of ingredients Avoid lean fats and fat-free foods Nuts are healthy, but extremely dense in calories, so be careful of servings sizes. Eat them slowly so that they will fill you up Your body is very dehydrated in the morning, so make sure you have water before anything else Try a homemade healthy green smoothie in the morning

 

“Always look for items with a very small ingredient list. Those are healthiest.” - Ian Ryan (click to tweet)

 

Resources:

FearlessAndHealthy.com

Onnit.com - Super-food green mixes that are very healthy

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/131

131: Which Major Brands Are Lying to You About Their “Healthy” Green Juice? With Ian Ryan of Fearless and Healthy

Mar 30, 2016 29:08

Description:

We’ve been made to believe, through clever marketing and brand positioning, that certain brands and juices are good for us. Brands like Naked and Odwalla have done everything in their power to make us believe that they are healthy options, but are we being lead astray? Are the very foods that we’ve been told are healthy, actually keeping us fat, lazy, and unproductive?

Ian Ryan, host of the Fearless and Healthy podcast, is here to talk about the sneaky ways sugar can sneak into a diet and ruin all attempts at weight loss, or just healthy living and eating in general! Some of the worst culprits are the two above mentioned brands, Naked and Odwalla, and the incredible amount of sugar that ends up in a single bottle of their “all-natural” juice does far more harm than good!

The real problem lies in the proportions. Fruits like apples and others can be beneficial in small portions, but often pre-packaged juices contain unreasonable amounts, and the sugar content gets far too high for healthy eating.

On this episode of The James Swanwick Show, Ian Ryan talks about some of the simple ways that we can know that we’re safe and healthy in what we are choosing to eat. Look for items with a very small ingredient list. Shop around the perimeter of the grocery store. Always check the serving size before the nutrition facts. Plus, tons more to help you live the healthiest lifestyle possible, on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

 

“It doesn’t matter how healthy something is, too much of it is a bad thing.” - Ian Ryan (click to tweet)

 

Notes on the Show: We make certain assumptions based on the brand or the store that what they sell will be healthy, when that’s often not the case Be aware of the number of servings on the container. A bottle of “healthy” juice could have 25 grams of sugar, but there’s 2.5 servings in the bottle, so a lot of people end up drinking between 50-100 grams of sugar One of the only healthy ways to go is to make your own juice, and understand that you can’t pack it with fruit. More veggies than fruit. Fruit should only be added as a touch of flavor Even sugars from fruit, which most people consider to be healthy, are still going to raise your blood sugar, and if you’re trying to go on a cleanse or lose weight, you need to be very conscious of the sugar levels To be safe, stay away from anything that is bottled Shop the perimeter of the grocery store, not the center aisles Berries are often the healthiest type of fruit Bananas are one of the least healthy type of fruit Always pay attention to serving sizes. Even if something is healthy, too much is still a bad thing Learn how to read labels and understand nutrition and portions Don’t eat things with tons of ingredients Avoid lean fats and fat-free foods Nuts are healthy, but extremely dense in calories, so be careful of servings sizes. Eat them slowly so that they will fill you up Your body is very dehydrated in the morning, so make sure you have water before anything else Try a homemade healthy green smoothie in the morning

 

“Always look for items with a very small ingredient list. Those are healthiest.” - Ian Ryan (click to tweet)

 

Resources:

FearlessAndHealthy.com

Onnit.com - Super-food green mixes that are very healthy

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/131

130: (video) Eating Like a Caveman with Robb Wolf

Mar 23, 2016 01:08:02

Description:

“Don’t use a lack of grass-fed meats, the ideal option, etc, to deter your diet. Following a diet is all about making do with what you’ve got.” - Robb Wolf (click to tweet)

 

Debates about which diets are the best can be some of the most polarizing, intense conversations you’ll have. It seems everyone has their own opinions about what is healthiest and best, with their own well-thought-out arguments to support their stance, and yet their opinions contradict each other. How are you supposed to know what to eat?!

Today’s guest is Robb Wolf, and while this episode is all about a paleo approaching to eating, Robb Wolf will be the first to recommend that you experiment constantly, to find out what works best for you. Everybody is different and will respond to diets differently, so the most important thing is that you not get religious about the diet you choose, but that you remain open-minded about ways that you could improve what you’re eating to get better health and energy results.

With that in mind, the body of work is immense on reasons why the paleo diet both makes the most sense and is the most healthy diet that we know. If you’re looking for the best way to maximize health and energy in the foods you eat, then the paleo diet is probably what you’re looking for. So get ready to learn about it from one of the top experts, on this episode of the James Swanwick Show.

 

“Don’t believe what I say. Test every diet on your own body, see how you respond, and then go with that.” - Robb Wolf (click to tweet)

 

Notes on the Show: Paleo is not about trying to go back to the dark ages, but rather looking at the ways our bodies evolved, and how that affects the food that will give us the most energy and vibrancy in our lives Our ancestors ate very protein and fat-heavy diets, with carbs playing a role occasionally, but not on a regular basis. So that is the diet that works best for our bodies The immediate benefits of switching to a paleo diet is that inflammation will go down in our bodies Paleo diets help increase testosterone in men, which is essential to a man’s health If you’re going to drink alcohol, switch from beer to tequila or bourbon Get rid of pasta and rice because of the gluten in them. Almost everyone feels better when they remove gluten from their diet While grass-fed meats are ideal, don’t get stuck on the idea that they must be grassfed to make it healthy Grass-fed ground beef has become very easy to find in places like Trader Joe's and Whole Foods For fruits and vegetables, make sure that you are eating a wide variety of colors Varying spices is a great way to mix up the taste of the food you eat, while keeping the actual content similar and healthy Good fats actually help you lose fat when you eat them Avoid using herb mixes, as they tend to have large amounts of sodium. Try to use the individual spice, whole if you can Be very careful of fruit juices, even if they are fresh squeezed. It usually just ends up being far too much fruit in one cup Be careful not to go too low on carbs if you do a lot of heavy training Be experimental in your diets. Don’t be religious about anything, but trying it all out, and see what works best for your body makeup Be creative about finding the healthy options at the places you and your friends like the eat

 

2 Steps to Start Eating Paleo Gut the pantry. Get rid of all the bad food in your house Shop and provision the house with good sources of all nutrients. Robb’s Free Shopping Guide

 

Resources:

RobbWolf.com

The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet” - book by Robb Wolf

Robb’s Free Shopping Guide

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/130

130: Eating Like a Caveman with Robb Wolf

Mar 23, 2016 01:07:56

Description:

“Don’t use a lack of grass-fed meats, the ideal option, etc, to deter your diet. Following a diet is all about making do with what you’ve got.” - Robb Wolf (click to tweet)

 

Debates about which diets are the best can be some of the most polarizing, intense conversations you’ll have. It seems everyone has their own opinions about what is healthiest and best, with their own well-thought-out arguments to support their stance, and yet their opinions contradict each other. How are you supposed to know what to eat?!

Today’s guest is Robb Wolf, and while this episode is all about a paleo approaching to eating, Robb Wolf will be the first to recommend that you experiment constantly, to find out what works best for you. Everybody is different and will respond to diets differently, so the most important thing is that you not get religious about the diet you choose, but that you remain open-minded about ways that you could improve what you’re eating to get better health and energy results.

With that in mind, the body of work is immense on reasons why the paleo diet both makes the most sense and is the most healthy diet that we know. If you’re looking for the best way to maximize health and energy in the foods you eat, then the paleo diet is probably what you’re looking for. So get ready to learn about it from one of the top experts, on this episode of the James Swanwick Show.

 

“Don’t believe what I say. Test every diet on your own body, see how you respond, and then go with that.” - Robb Wolf (click to tweet)

 

Notes on the Show: Paleo is not about trying to go back to the dark ages, but rather looking at the ways our bodies evolved, and how that affects the food that will give us the most energy and vibrancy in our lives Our ancestors ate very protein and fat-heavy diets, with carbs playing a role occasionally, but not on a regular basis. So that is the diet that works best for our bodies The immediate benefits of switching to a paleo diet is that inflammation will go down in our bodies Paleo diets help increase testosterone in men, which is essential to a man’s health If you’re going to drink alcohol, switch from beer to tequila or bourbon Get rid of pasta and rice because of the gluten in them. Almost everyone feels better when they remove gluten from their diet While grass-fed meats are ideal, don’t get stuck on the idea that they must be grassfed to make it healthy Grass-fed ground beef has become very easy to find in places like Trader Joe's and Whole Foods For fruits and vegetables, make sure that you are eating a wide variety of colors Varying spices is a great way to mix up the taste of the food you eat, while keeping the actual content similar and healthy Good fats actually help you lose fat when you eat them Avoid using herb mixes, as they tend to have large amounts of sodium. Try to use the individual spice, whole if you can Be very careful of fruit juices, even if they are fresh squeezed. It usually just ends up being far too much fruit in one cup Be careful not to go too low on carbs if you do a lot of heavy training Be experimental in your diets. Don’t be religious about anything, but trying it all out, and see what works best for your body makeup Be creative about finding the healthy options at the places you and your friends like the eat

 

2 Steps to Start Eating Paleo Gut the pantry. Get rid of all the bad food in your house Shop and provision the house with good sources of all nutrients. Robb’s Free Shopping Guide

 

Resources:

RobbWolf.com

The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet” - book by Robb Wolf

Robb’s Free Shopping Guide

 

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/130

129: (video) How You Can Use Social Skills to Raise Your Income with Tai Lopez

Mar 18, 2016 11:53

Description:

The Steps: Read the room: Understand the personality types and how to deal with each of them Adjust to the people in the room: People pride themselves on being stubborn, but bring out different parts of your personality types to match the people in the room. The most adaptable survive Know the inner workings of people's brains, so that you can see which cognitive biases they have, to speak their language

 

Get started on Tai Lopez's 67 Step Program

 

Full Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/129

129: How You Can Use Social Skills to Raise Your Income with Tai Lopez

Mar 18, 2016 11:52

Description:

The Steps: Read the room: Understand the personality types and how to deal with each of them Adjust to the people in the room: People pride themselves on being stubborn, but bring out different parts of your personality types to match the people in the room. The most adaptable survive Know the inner workings of people's brains, so that you can see which cognitive biases they have, to speak their language

 

Get started on Tai Lopez's 67 Step Program

 

Full Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/129

128: How To Make Six Figures In 6 Months Or Less with Peter Voogd

Mar 17, 2016 05:17

Description:

The steps:

 

Absolute clarity: Know who you are, who you're not, and who you need to help you Elevate your circle of influence: Get around people you are where you want to be Build your confidence account: You're always either helping or hurting your account, never neither Create result rituals: What do you do that gets you results? Make those things happen consistently Consistent energy and motivation: Carefully select what you put in your body and mind to make sure your energy is always at it's peak Continual growth and learning: Invest profits wisely, in yourself and your business

 

Full Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/128

128: (video) How To Make Six Figures In 6 Months Or Less with Peter Voogd

Mar 17, 2016 05:18

Description:

The steps:

 

Absolute clarity: Know who you are, who you're not, and who you need to help you Elevate your circle of influence: Get around people you are where you want to be Build your confidence account: You're always either helping or hurting your account, never neither Create result rituals: What do you do that gets you results? Make those things happen consistently Consistent energy and motivation: Carefully select what you put in your body and mind to make sure your energy is always at it's peak Continual growth and learning: Invest profits wisely, in yourself and your business

 

Full Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/128

127: The Psychology of Party Culture with Self-Proclaimed “Raging Dick-Head” Tucker Max

Mar 16, 2016 51:13

Description:

What happens when one of the world’s most infamous playboys, known everywhere for his rambunctious lifestyle and lack of boundaries, decides it’s time to settle down? When he starts to take a deeper look at his life, and some of the possible reasons behind his wild behavior, and if there might be more to life than sleeping around and getting hammered every night?

 

Tucker Max is a bestselling author and self-proclaimed “raging dick-head.” He’s become famous for his reckless and crazy lifestyle. This episode is a throwback to an interview I did with Tucker two years ago, when he was just starting to settle down, and to move into a calmer time of his life.

 

We talk about a lot of the reasons behind Tucker’s own time of reckless living, and some of the ways in which it can be ok, and some of the reasons it can be very harmful and destructive. In addition, there are a lot of really specific tidbits for people who want to meet more women, or people in general, to find better relationships. For example, if you want to meet more women, simply list out the things you’re interested in. Of those, throw out any that women in general are not interested in, and then find ways to connect and get involved with groups centering around those remaining things. You will not be able to help but meet women.

 

This one is a riot, but also full of useful information at the same time. Tucker has been through a lot, and developed valuable insight into the psychology of party culture, where it’s right and wrong, and how to understand how it should fit into your own life specifically. Enjoy!

 

“When you decide to take full responsibility for everything in your life, you’ve made the leap from child to adult.” - Tucker Max (click to tweet)

 

Notes on the Show: When you have everything you want externally, and you’re still not happy, you need to start asking questions about what’s going on internally When you decide to take full responsibility for everything in your life, you’ve made the leap from child to adult When something is wrong with someone’s life, most people look externally for a reason, but it’s often either internal, or sometimes a combination of both. But, regardless of any external or internal problems, you are responsible for your own life Often (not always), when a guy is hooking up with a ton of women, he has unresolved issues in his life, and unresolved feelings toward important women in his life Other times, it’s an attachment issue Unconscious psychological defenses are often too strong for someone to be able to tell you what is wrong, and for you to be able to accept it If you want to meet a specific kind of woman, or person in general, you need to think carefully about where they are and what they do, what you like of those things, and then go to groups centered around those things The internet is full of productivity blogs, etc, but a lot of people who spend a lot of time reading those are using them as guilt reduction for not actually getting things done If you’re a man, you’re already a real man! There aren’t any specific things you need to do or not do to be a “real man,” because there are counterexamples for all of them Instead of "What is a real man?" the better question is “what kind of man do you want to be?”

 

“Most people who want change, want painless change. But it just doesn’t work like that.” - Tucker Max (click to tweet)   Resources:

TuckerMax.com

 

Full Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/127

126: The Secret Ingredient Behind the World’s Greatest Minds with Clark Danger

Mar 9, 2016 33:15

Description:

Are you interested in learning about one of the most powerful tools, that the greatest minds throughout history have used? One of the best ways to ensure that you’re getting where you want to be going, that you’re taking progressive steps to accomplish your goals, and that your focus is in the right place? I’m not talking about some new technological breakthrough or expensive service, this episode is all about journaling.

 

People tend to find new, different things exciting. Humans get a dopamine rush when they learn about something new and different, and are able to picture the ways in which this new thing could help them in the future. And yet something as simple and old-fashioned as journaling is routinely overlooked and ignored. It may not be flashy, but it gets results.

 

Simply the act of writing something down is not only going to give you a much more full understanding of the subject you are writing about, it will also make you far more likely to actually implement it. There is something incredible about the act of writing, especially goals, and it causes humans to operate in ways that facilitates the accomplishment of those goals.

 

This episode is all about journaling, the oldest and one of the most powerful tools of self development available. Learn how journaling can help you, best practices to help you get the most out of it, where you can fit it into your daily life, as well as much more, on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

"Saying that you don’t have the time to journal is like being on a road-trip and saying you don’t have time to get gas." - Clark Danger (click to tweet)

 

Notes on the Show: Journalling is a tool that the greatest minds of history have used Men can be resistant to the idea of journaling, because it is considered passive. But journaling is in fact active, not passive Over time, a journal becomes a “success log” that you can go back to and review Your own notes, whether about books or “ah ha” moments, will resonate much deeper with you than something somebody else wrote One of the best ways to learn something in a way that will really stick is to talk about it, and teach it if you have the opportunity Try to keep in mind the amount of time you have left, so that you don’t waste it Saying that you don’t have the time to do things like journaling is like being on a road-trip and saying you don’t have time to get gas Save yourself first. Prioritize your health and wellbeing, so that you can take care of others

 

"You want life to be hard, because that’s what makes the results so great.” - James Swanwick  (click to tweet)

 

Resources:

ClarkDanger.com

Swannies Blue Blocking Glasses

 

Full Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/126

125: Will You Pass the Deathbed Test? An Interview with Daniel Francis of Elite Man Academy

Mar 2, 2016 01:01:49

Description:

“Monitoring how you spend your time is one of the most important decisions you make.” - Daniel Francis (click to tweet)

 

Are you an effective human being? Do you get stuff done, or do you procrastinate? Do you focus on what you need to do to achieve your goals, or are you stopped in your tracks by every distraction, every phone notification and email? Do you live your life in a way that will cause your look back on your life, from your deathbed, and be proud of what you accomplished? Are you an elite person?

Regardless of where you stand on the road to becoming an elite human being, Daniel Francis is here to help you learn how to achieve the next level. This interview is packed with practical, step-by-step methods to get more out of your time on earth. Daniel is a master at clarifying the steps and the processes that need to be put in place for you to be truly satisfied with your output, not wasting time on frivolous and less worthwhile activities, and instead being ruthlessly dedicated to those things that will bring you true, lasting and fulfilling happiness.

Throughout, Daniel has a really visceral take on achieving lasting happiness in a life, from his detailed attention to his physical senses, to taking “cave time” for big decisions, to mastering his mornings and nurturing his evenings. His habit of turning his phone completely off, not just silencing it, shows his dedication to being truly present, and to ruthlessly accomplishing his goals.

Wherever you stand on the spectrum of a life truly optimized for happiness, fulfillment and achievement, you’ll get a lot out of this episode. If you’re looking for practical steps to build a better life on several different levels, you’ve come to the right place. So please join me on this journey of exploring the processes we can put in place to take our lives from average to awesome, with Daniel Francis, on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

Notes on the Show:

When you get your communication with yourself sorted out, you start to communicate more effectively with the world around you as well

You can’t wait for things to happen to you. You must go out and make them happen

You have to be connected with your emotions to know what your calling and passion is. You have to connect with your senses and emotions

Use your senses more regularly. Focus on them

Take time to appreciate and be thankful for the world around you

Find people who are doing something similar to what you want to be doing, and then model them, and their behaviors

Look at the things that you feel obligated by, and ask yourself if it is all really necessary. Unnecessary obligations will trap you and keep you from going out and doing what you really want to do

Take “Cave Time,” where you go into isolation and ask yourself simple questions to help you gain clarity on life direction and decisions

Look for experiences that will bring you longer-term joy and increased happiness, rather than short spikes of pleasure

Be the master of your mornings. Consider not turning your phone on until later in the day

Use the nighttime, while you are sleeping, to program your subconscious. You can do this by focusing on important things right before going to sleep

Notifications, unanswered messages, etc, on your phone put a tremendous pull on your mind. If you can turn the phone all the way off at times, so that you’re not even getting those notifications, it will free your mind up

 

 

Daniel Francis’ Death-Bed Clarification Exercise:

Imagine yourself on your deathbed, and ask yourself two questions:

What would I be pissed at myself for not doing in my lifetime?

What would need to happen for me to get to this point, on my deathbed, and be ecstatic, fulfilled with peace, and ready to pass on

 

“Look at how your identity, who you’ve convinced yourself that you are, may have trapped you, and where you should step away from it.” - Daniel Francis (click to tweet)

 

Resources:

Free Gift: FreeGiftFromDaniel.com - Confidence Equation

EliteManAcademy.com

 

Full Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/125

124: The 5-Step Method to Accomplish Anything with Michael Sandler of the Inspire Nation Show

Feb 24, 2016 42:44

Description:

Do you have a method in place to make sure that you accomplish everything that you want to get done? Is there a reliable system to guarantee that you are accomplishing what you set out to, thereby making progress on the big goals in your life? Or do you find that you get stuck on meaningless activities, on a human hamster-wheel, constantly working but rarely making progress?

Michael Sandler knows a thing or two about getting things done. He’s the host of one of the top ranked self-help podcasts in iTunes, Inspire Nation, has completed a 5,000 mile, 40 day, solo, unsupported bike ride across the country, was a successful businessman, became a leading barefoot running coach, and so much more. He’s mastered the ability to see a goal through to fulfillment, and he’s paid careful attention along the way to the things that have allowed him to see such success.

This episode of The James Swanwick Show is all about how to put processes into place that, over time, allow you to accomplish incredible things. Michael talks about techniques to skip intermediate steps on the way to success, essentially jumping to the top rung of the ladder. We get into Michael’s 5-step method to accelerate success, how to build tasks into a brainless system that help get them done without you even thinking about it, and how looking at time as blocks and putting the most important thing you have to do into the very next available block can help you be productive even through an unpredictable schedule.

But one of the most poignant moments of the show comes when Michael makes the statement that “fear has never killed anyone. What kills you is knowing that you didn’t go for it.” And you can see that Michael truly lives his life this way. Being afraid is not a problem. The problem is in allowing fear to hold you back from really going for what you want to accomplish in this life. Don’t be someone who looks back on their life with regret about the things that they didn’t even attempt to accomplish. Give it a shot! Take the initial first steps, and use Michael’s 5-step method to make progress on your dreams.

So listen up and pay attention to this episode, in order to learn how to accomplish more faster, to not get burnt out, to work harder and smarter than everyone, and to ultimately accomplish your goals and live the life that you want on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!

“Don’t climb the ladder, jump to the top rung.” - Michael Sandler (click to tweet)

 

Notes on the Show:

You don’t always have to start from the bottom of something. Look at what the people at the top are doing, and emulate them to skip intermediate steps

When we truly believe that we can be the best, we will not only practice, but we will visualize. This process of believing and visualize is extremely powerful in accomplishing goals

Be fearless in taking steps toward your goal. They don’t have to be big steps, but they need to be headed the right direction

Take a small step toward what you have to do (something like putting it in your calendar) to make sure that it actually happens

Taking action will often help you to adjust your vision for where you want to go and how you want to get there

When there is an obstacle in front of you, before you try to overcome it, take a second and try to understand why it’s there and if it means you should course-correct

You must be aligned personally with the work you are doing. Otherwise, you will get burned out on it

Build the things that you must get done into a brainless system

Look at your time as blocks of time. Then make a commitment to grab the first block that becomes available to get the stuff that you have to do done

 

5 Ways to Accelerate Your Success

Write it down. Don’t underestimate the power of journaling as if it has already happened. Burn this visualization into your brain, including all the details, with a lot of emotion

Initiate. Get started!

Take small baby steps at the beginning, which eventually start to turn into larger steps

Have a plan. Know where you want to go. Have a goal in mind, and adjust your sails as you go

Work harder and smarter than anyone else. Put in the time and effort.

 

“Fear has never killed anyone. What kills you is knowing that you didn’t go for it.” - Michael Sandler (click to tweet) Resources:

InspireNationShow.com

Inspire Nation Show on iTunes

Barefoot Running

Mindful Running

 

Full Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/124

123: (video) Is Skin Care Manly? How Your Skin Affects Your Life, and 3 Ways to Improve It with Andy Hnilo

Feb 17, 2016 39:18

Description:

“You are your own walking billboard. If you want to make a good impression, take care of your appearance.” - Andy Hnilo (click to tweet)

Do you take care of your skin? Do you exfoliate on a regular basis? Do you use a good, nutrient dense mask? Do you even know what any of this means? Maybe you think that skin care is for women and ‘girly’ men, and that you’re too tough and badass to use any of that. If that’s you, pay attention to this episode of the James Swanwick Show, because our guest today, Andy Hnilo is here to change your mind.

 

Women understand that the way you feel about yourself and how you look affects your performance and how your personality comes across to others in dramatic ways. While this fact is often lost on men, the truth is that when your skin is vibrant with life you not only look better, but you feel and perform better. You’re at your optimal best, and that state of performance and vibrance is worth striving to attain.

 

But if you’re convinced about skin care already, don’t go to the drug store and start grabbing the first skin care products you find! Throughout this episode, Andy Hnilo will walk you through the potholes of finding a healthy, natural product to put on your skin. One that will not be leaking chemicals and synthetic materials into your bloodstream through your skin, but that will bring you all the benefits of all-natural, earthy, healthy ingredients.

 

So try it! After you listen to this episode, pick up some of Andy’s Alitura skin care products, and give it a shot, especially if you never have before! You may just find your mind clearing, your vibrancy returning, and even your perspective on life improving as you feel better about yourself every day!

“When you put things on our skin, it’s escorted into our bloodstream even faster than if you eat it. Don’t put things on your skin you wouldn’t eat.” - Andy Hnilo (click to tweet)

 

 

Notes on the Show:

You’re your own biggest billboard. Make a good visible impression

Your appearance, and how you feel about yourself, can have an effect in the way you act, and how good the impression you make on others is

Exfoliate, nourish, and moisturize

Exfoliate: Acure Facial Scrub

Nourish: Use a good, nutrient dense mask: Alitura Clay Mask

Moisturizer: The Alitura Moisturizer

When products start getting into 20-30 ingredients, the likelihood of synthetic materials being part of it goes up

 

 

Resources:

 

AlituraNaturals.com

 

Acure Facial Scrub

 

Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast

 

Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Liquid Soap

 

 

For full shownotes, go to: JamesSwanwick.com/Podcast/Andy-Hnilo

123: Is Skin Care Manly? How Your Skin Affects Your Life, and 3 Ways to Improve It with Andy Hnilo

Feb 17, 2016 39:23

Description:

“You are your own walking billboard. If you want to make a good impression, take care of your appearance.” - Andy Hnilo (click to tweet)

Do you take care of your skin? Do you exfoliate on a regular basis? Do you use a good, nutrient dense mask? Do you even know what any of this means? Maybe you think that skin care is for women and ‘girly’ men, and that you’re too tough and badass to use any of that. If that’s you, pay attention to this episode of the James Swanwick Show, because our guest today, Andy Hnilo is here to change your mind.

 

Women understand that the way you feel about yourself and how you look affects your performance and how your personality comes across to others in dramatic ways. While this fact is often lost on men, the truth is that when your skin is vibrant with life you not only look better, but you feel and perform better. You’re at your optimal best, and that state of performance and vibrance is worth striving to attain.

 

But if you’re convinced about skin care already, don’t go to the drug store and start grabbing the first skin care products you find! Throughout this episode, Andy Hnilo will walk you through the potholes of finding a healthy, natural product to put on your skin. One that will not be leaking chemicals and synthetic materials into your bloodstream through your skin, but that will bring you all the benefits of all-natural, earthy, healthy ingredients.

 

So try it! After you listen to this episode, pick up some of Andy’s Alitura skin care products, and give it a shot, especially if you never have before! You may just find your mind clearing, your vibrancy returning, and even your perspective on life improving as you feel better about yourself every day!

“When you put things on our skin, it’s escorted into our bloodstream even faster than if you eat it. Don’t put things on your skin you wouldn’t eat.” - Andy Hnilo (click to tweet)

 

 

Notes on the Show:

You’re your own biggest billboard. Make a good visible impression

Your appearance, and how you feel about yourself, can have an effect in the way you act, and how good the impression you make on others is

Exfoliate, nourish, and moisturize

Exfoliate: Acure Facial Scrub

Nourish: Use a good, nutrient dense mask: Alitura Clay Mask

Moisturizer: The Alitura Moisturizer

When products start getting into 20-30 ingredients, the likelihood of synthetic materials being part of it goes up

 

 

Resources:

 

AlituraNaturals.com

 

Acure Facial Scrub

 

Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast

 

Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Liquid Soap

 

 

For full shownotes, go to: JamesSwanwick.com/Podcast/Andy-Hnilo

122: 10 Ways to Build a Lifelong Community of Friends, Mentors, and Contacts with Keith Ferrazzi

Feb 9, 2016 42:46

Description:

Checkout James Swanwick's People Skills Course!

 

“Relationships are at the core of everything you want in life.”– Keith Ferrazzi  

Relationships are at the core of everything you want in the life. Regardless of what your goals in life are, there are people in your life who will be instrumental in helping you achieve those goals. So how do you connect with those people? Who do you continually meet new people, and continue to deepen already existing relationships? In this interview, James gets to the 10 most important tips to keep in mind as you work on building your network. So sit up and take notes, because embracing these ten points will change the course of your future. Get ready to learn and implement!

 

 

Keith Ferrazzi’s Top 10 Tips for Connecting with People

Always ask: “How can I help?”

Always ask “Who?” – Who are the most important people to your life-success in the coming year

Do your homework: Research and know the person before you reach out to them

Never look back and say, “What if.” Never say “Woulda, coulda, shoulda.” Step up do the thing that scares you

Always be working on improving one hard skill and one soft skill

Build your own faculty for learning. Find out who the people are that can teach you those skill that you are constantly working on

Find people who are your lifeline. Must include these four characteristics: Intimacy, candidacy, candor, accountability

Embrace candor in your life. Make it safe for people to give you feedback, and also for you to give feedback by wrapping your feedback in honesty, understanding, and compassion

Spend time and effort building your personal brand

Making serving a habit in your life

 

 

Resources:

KeithFerrazzi.com

Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi

James Swanwick's People Skills Course

121: (video) Calculating the Full Cost of Drinking with Dr. Michael Friedman

Feb 4, 2016 47:46

Description:

“If you’re doing the things you want to do, people will hone in on that energy, and you’ll attract the right relationships into your life.” - Dr. Michael Friedman

(click to tweet)





Are you the sort of person who is constantly looking to better yourself? The kind of person with boundless energy for improvement, who wants and plans to do really big things in the world? Will you stop at nothing to accomplish your goals? And one last question: Do you really think that spending the weekend hungover is helping you get there?

 

Today’s guest on the James Swanwick show is Dr. Michael Friedman. Dr. Friedman is a clinical psychologist, and today’s show is all about how that drinking habit of yours, which may be no major problem, might not be helping you in any way, and may in fact be hampering your success in more significant ways than you realize.

 

One of the most powerful tools that Dr. Friedman recommends is what he calls “motivational interviewing.” This process consists of laying out, in a very honest fashion, the pros and cons of drinking. And, as Dr. Friedman points out, it is essential that the pros be adequately represented - as there are in fact pros to drinking! Things like being less inhibited, feeling more accepted by groups, and other aspects, should be considered real and significant pros! But then reposition and look with equal honest at the cons, because when the cons of drinking are approaching with this level of honesty, most will find that alcohol is indeed a net loss for them in their life.

 

This episode is all about the importance of taking a careful inventory of yourself and your relationship with alcohol. Ask yourself why you’re drinking, and choosing to get drunk. For most people, the answer is that they want to be more sociable, and maybe even find a mate. But consider the absurdness of this plan! To think that you will be able to attract and cultivate better relationships, whether romantic or platonic, in a state of drunken stupor is ludicrous!

 

So prepare to be enlightened about alcohol in society! Dr. Michael Friedman will help you understand when it does and does not make sense for you specifically, and how you can really start to take control of this area of your life. All of this, of course, leading you to a better, healthier and happier life, on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!



“One of the dangerous things about moderate drinking is that you can end up being dependent on it in a very subtle way.” Dr. Michael Friedman

(click to tweet)

 

 

Notes on the Show Alcohol might not be a major evil force in your life. But is it helping you in any way? Motivational interviewing is the process of asking yourself honestly: What are the pros and cons of drinking? When doing the motivational interview, don’t hold back about the pros - because there are pros! But also be honest about the cons  Ask yourself: How much drinking should you do to get all the pros, while limiting the cons? That number (number of drinks), which may be zero, is what you should shoot for Calculate the cost of drinking, including more than alcohol, such as taxi’s, binge eating, etc… Experiment on yourself, and document the results, to really understand what is working Ask yourself: What is your purpose in going out? Then ask yourself if alcohol is truly helping you accomplish that purpose If you’re spending time around people who are not supportive of you trying to be your best self and continually improve, maybe it’s time to get around other people Moderate drinking can be harmful in a sneaky way: When you use alcohol as a crutch to help you relax or be social, over time you can’t accomplish it without alcohol, and then you’re dependent Choose to spend your time with people who are like what you want to become     Jame’s Method to Get Unstuck: Ask Yourself... How - am I going to get out of this situation? What - am I going to do? Who - am I going to get to help me? When - am I going to do it?



“The best way to convince anyone to do anything is to be the best example yourself.” - James Swanwick

(click to tweet)

 

Resources Mentioned:

30daynoalcoholchallenge.com

 

James Swanwick’s Interview on Brick by Brick

 

 

 

 

Learn More About Dr. Michael Friedman:

MichaelFriedmanPhd.com

 

Psychology Today Blog: Brick by Brick by Dr. Michael Friedman

 

 

Full show notes available at: http://jamesswanwick.com/podcast/michael-friedman

 

121: Calculating the Full Cost of Drinking with Dr. Michael Friedman

Feb 3, 2016 47:45

Description:

“If you’re doing the things you want to do, people will hone in on that energy, and you’ll attract the right relationships into your life.” - Dr. Michael Friedman

(click to tweet)





Are you the sort of person who is constantly looking to better yourself? The kind of person with boundless energy for improvement, who wants and plans to do really big things in the world? Will you stop at nothing to accomplish your goals? And one last question: Do you really think that spending the weekend hungover is helping you get there?

 

Today’s guest on the James Swanwick show is Dr. Michael Friedman. Dr. Friedman is a clinical psychologist, and today’s show is all about how that drinking habit of yours, which may be no major problem, might not be helping you in any way, and may in fact be hampering your success in more significant ways than you realize.

 

One of the most powerful tools that Dr. Friedman recommends is what he calls “motivational interviewing.” This process consists of laying out, in a very honest fashion, the pros and cons of drinking. And, as Dr. Friedman points out, it is essential that the pros be adequately represented - as there are in fact pros to drinking! Things like being less inhibited, feeling more accepted by groups, and other aspects, should be considered real and significant pros! But then reposition and look with equal honest at the cons, because when the cons of drinking are approaching with this level of honesty, most will find that alcohol is indeed a net loss for them in their life.

 

This episode is all about the importance of taking a careful inventory of yourself and your relationship with alcohol. Ask yourself why you’re drinking, and choosing to get drunk. For most people, the answer is that they want to be more sociable, and maybe even find a mate. But consider the absurdness of this plan! To think that you will be able to attract and cultivate better relationships, whether romantic or platonic, in a state of drunken stupor is ludicrous!

 

So prepare to be enlightened about alcohol in society! Dr. Michael Friedman will help you understand when it does and does not make sense for you specifically, and how you can really start to take control of this area of your life. All of this, of course, leading you to a better, healthier and happier life, on this episode of the James Swanwick Show!



“One of the dangerous things about moderate drinking is that you can end up being dependent on it in a very subtle way.” Dr. Michael Friedman

(click to tweet)

 

 

Notes on the Show Alcohol might not be a major evil force in your life. But is it helping you in any way? Motivational interviewing is the process of asking yourself honestly: What are the pros and cons of drinking? When doing the motivational interview, don’t hold back about the pros - because there are pros! But also be honest about the cons  Ask yourself: How much drinking should you do to get all the pros, while limiting the cons? That number (number of drinks), which may be zero, is what you should shoot for Calculate the cost of drinking, including more than alcohol, such as taxi’s, binge eating, etc… Experiment on yourself, and document the results, to really understand what is working Ask yourself: What is your purpose in going out? Then ask yourself if alcohol is truly helping you accomplish that purpose If you’re spending time around people who are not supportive of you trying to be your best self and continually improve, maybe it’s time to get around other people Moderate drinking can be harmful in a sneaky way: When you use alcohol as a crutch to help you relax or be social, over time you can’t accomplish it without alcohol, and then you’re dependent Choose to spend your time with people who are like what you want to become     Jame’s Method to Get Unstuck: Ask Yourself... How - am I going to get out of this situation? What - am I going to do? Who - am I going to get to help me? When - am I going to do it?



“The best way to convince anyone to do anything is to be the best example yourself.” - James Swanwick

(click to tweet)

 

Resources Mentioned:

30daynoalcoholchallenge.com

 

James Swanwick’s Interview on Brick by Brick

 

 

 

 

Learn More About Dr. Michael Friedman:

MichaelFriedmanPhd.com

 

Psychology Today Blog: Brick by Brick by Dr. Michael Friedman

 

 

Full show notes available at: http://jamesswanwick.com/podcast/michael-friedman

 

How to Think and Live Bigger

Jan 25, 2016 39:29

Description:

How do you think bigger? How do you live bigger? How do you take action bigger? This is the topic of today’s episode as I’m joining you from Park City, Utah for the Sundance Festival. It all starts with surrounding yourself with people that are acting and playing larger than you. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on instagram and twitter @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

Sounds From the Tai Lopez Conference

Jan 20, 2016 41:40

Description:

I’m here today at the Tai Lopez Conference in New York City, where I’m MC-ing for the next few days. Have you ever considered attending one of his live events? Well for the duration of the show, I’ll give you a sneak peak into what goes on at this amazing conference. I’ll be speaking with some of the guests, listing in to Tai’s talks, and much more. There are about 650 people here in total, all looking to grow and become their best self in 2016.  Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on instagram and twitter @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

 

 

Transform Your Habits

Jan 14, 2016 32:20

Description:

What habit is holding you back from your true potential in 2016? What have you been doing for years that is no longer serving you?  If we can eliminate our bad habits we can drastically change the course of our lives.  As you might guess, the topic of today’s show is habits, and how you can eliminate and implement them.  A few habits, which I have followed that truly helped my happiness level are writing in my gratitude journal every morning, and preparing my gym clothes and workout the night before.  What habits have you implemented this new year? Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and Instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com

New Podcast Coming - 2016

Jan 11, 2016 30:22

Description:

Today I’m coming to you from New York City, as I’m on the air for the first time in 2016.  And to all the listeners out there, thanks so much for the ongoing support of the James Swanwick Show. I appreciate it, you’re the ones that make it happen! Also the big news is that I will be launching a new Podcast this year, so stay tuned. What are your new years resolutions this year? What will make 2016 different? Please let me know on twitter or instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com

Why We Should Live In The Now

Dec 23, 2015 25:48

Description:

Why should you live in the now? Do you find yourself looking to the future for happiness? Hello from Bondi Beach, as I’m back in Australia for the holidays. And I’ve recently been listening to the book “The Power of Now,” by spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle. He brings up the topic that we are always second-guessing ourselves with obsessive thoughts. Furthermore, in today’s world we live in this perpetual mode of thoughts, bouncing between positivity to negativity. Eckhart powerfully states in his book, “Pleasure come form the external and joy comes form the internal.” How does this statement resonate with you? Can you go back to a certain point in time, where you created a sense of joy and happiness internally? Enjoy the show. Let me know what you think on twitter and Instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

Your Feedback Is In - Listen In!

Dec 18, 2015 29:03

Description:

Welcome to a special episode of Q&A Friday. Today I’m coming to you from Sydney, Australia as I’m in the beautiful Bondi Beach. A few weeks ago I asked for your feedback on the podcast, and where it’s headed in 2016.  And whether it was praise or constructive criticism, the messages have poured in. Thanks so much to everyone who has supported the podcast up to this point, and I hope to be bringing you great content into the New Year. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com

 

(video) Ilan Ferdman - How To Use Fear To Guide Your Life

Dec 14, 2015 44:40

Description:

How can you use fear as the guide to the life of your dreams?  We all have fears…everyone goes through phases in life where fear presents itself. Some of us have fears of approaching women, some have fears of success, and some have fear of jumping into unknown. So how can we harness this fear and really achieve the success that we want? Joining us on the show today is Ilan Ferdman, a successful personal development coach and founder of the SatoriPrime Academy. Enjoy the show. Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick  and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

Ilan Ferdman - How To Use Fear To Guide Your Life

Dec 14, 2015 44:59

Description:

How can you use fear as the guide to the life of your dreams?  We all have fears…everyone goes through phases in life where fear presents itself. Some of us have fears of approaching women, some have fears of success, and some have fear of jumping into unknown. So how can we harness this fear and really achieve the success that we want? Joining us on the show today is Ilan Ferdman, a successful personal development coach and founder of the SatoriPrime Academy. Enjoy the show. Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick  and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

(video) Anna David - How To Overcome Addiction

Dec 10, 2015 34:25

Description:

How do you recover from an addiction? Are alcohol, food, and drug addictions all treated the same? Today we’re talking about how to overcome addiction for good, with our guest Anna David. Anna has been 15 years sober, written 6 books including the New York Times- bestselling book “Party Girl,” and runs one of the top websites on addiction named AfterParty. Listen in as Anna shares her story of struggle and triumph, and how you can overcome addiction in any situation.  Enjoy the show. Let me know what you think on twitter and Instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com

Anna David - How To Overcome Addiction

Dec 9, 2015 34:43

Description:

How do you recover from an addiction? Are alcohol, food, and drug addictions all treated the same? Today we’re talking about how to overcome addiction for good, with our guest Anna David. Anna has been 15 years sober, written 6 books including the New York Times- bestselling book “Party Girl,” and runs one of the top websites on addiction named AfterParty. Listen in as Anna shares her own story of struggle and triumph, and how you can overcome addiction in any situation. Enjoy the show. Let me know what you think on twitter and Instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com

Wei-Shin Lai - How To Improve Your Sleep

Dec 7, 2015 32:34

Description:

How can you improve your sleep quality? How do you fall asleep quicker at night?  Deep sleep is not just another term for sleeping well; it's a scientifically measurable state that's required for survival. Though all too often, our fast-paced modern life interferes with obtaining deep sleep.  Today we are going to dive deep into the world of sleep as Dr. Wei-Shin Lai joins us on the show. She is a family physician and founder of Acoustic Sheep, which make pajama like headphones for sleeping.  Dr. Wei-Shin Lai spent numerous years taking phone calls at 3am as a family doctor, but found it difficult to get back to sleep. Her husband suggested she listen to relaxing music to fall back into sleep – but there were no headphones on the market comfortable enough to sleep in. So they put their skills to work and designed the first SleepPhones for the soul purpose of a better nights sleep. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on Instagram and twitter @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

Help - Your Feedback Required

Dec 4, 2015 44:35

Description:

What should I rename the podcast? What needs to change on the show? I’ve decided that in 2016 I’m going to give the “James Swanwick Show” a makeover. It’s time to spruce things up a bit.  But before I do, I would love your input first…I want to make sure the content I’m sending out is valuable and relevant to all of you. Would you like to learn more about health? Should I make it an entrepreneurship/business only podcast?  I would love your feedback! Send me a message on speakpipe at jamesswanwick.com or shoot me an email at james@jamesswanwick.com   Enjoy the show! 

(video) Can't Sleep? You're Probably Fat And Addicted

Dec 3, 2015 30:38

Description:

Why can't I sleep? Do you ever ask yourself this question? My younger brother Tristan is joining me on the show today, as we cover 4 ways to improve your sleep. Over the past 12 months, we dove deep into studying sleep by researching and interviewing the best experts in the field. Because sleep in something almost everyone can control…And when you sleep well you feel better, lose weight, think clearer, and are more productive.  That’s why we have developed the #Swannies blue blocking glasses, which help you sleep by filtering harmful artificial light that throws off you’re circadian rhythm and disrupts melatonin production. For more information about the glasses you can head to http://www.swanwicksleep.com Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and Instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com

Can't Sleep? You're Probably Fat And Addicted

Dec 2, 2015 30:47

Description:

Why can't I sleep? Do you ever ask yourself this question? My younger brother Tristan is joining me on the show today, as we cover  4 ways to improve your sleep. Over the past 12 months, we dove deep into studying sleep by researching and interviewing the best experts in the field. Because sleep is something almost everyone can control…And when you sleep well you feel better, lose weight, think clearer, and are more productive.  That’s why we have developed the #Swannies blue blocking glasses, which help you sleep by filtering harmful artificial light that throws off you’re circadian rhythm and disrupts melatonin production. For more information about the glasses you can head to http://www.swanwicksleep.com Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and Instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

(video) Max Lugavere - Optimize Your Brain To Kick More Ass

Dec 1, 2015 54:08

Description:

How do you optimize your brain to kick more butt? Do you ever struggle with brain fog, memory, or simple cognitive function? Today we are going to tackle this increasingly prevalent problem head on. And to help us optimize our brain function, I’ve brought Max Lugavere onto the show. Max is a filmmaker and media personality, and a leading voice in health. He is the writer, director, and producer of an upcoming documentary titled BREAD HEAD, the first millennial-focused film exploring the impact of diet and lifestyle on brain health. His Kickstarter for the film was a viral sensation raising 2x its goal and was featured by Upworthy, Huffington Post, Fast Company, WELL+GOOD, Yahoo Health, and more. Enjoy the show. Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

Max Lugavere - Optimize Your Brain To Kick More Ass

Nov 30, 2015 54:27

Description:

How do you optimize your brain to kick more butt? Do you ever struggle with brain fog, memory, or simple cognitive function? Today we are going to tackle this increasingly prevalent problem head on. And to help us optimize our brain function, I’ve brought Max Lugavere onto the show. Max is a filmmaker and media personality, and a leading voice in health. He is the writer, director, and producer of an upcoming documentary titled BREAD HEAD, the first millennial-focused film exploring the impact of diet and lifestyle on brain health. His Kickstarter for the film was a viral sensation raising 2x its goal and was featured by Upworthy, Huffington Post, Fast Company, WELL+GOOD, Yahoo Health, and more. Enjoy the show. Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

Friday Q&A - My Latest Workout

Nov 27, 2015 25:13

Description:

Welcome to another episode of Q&A Friday, where I shed light on your most sought after questions. Today I’m talking about exercise routines, intermittent fasting, and my mountain biking journey along Bolivia’s most deadly road. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and Instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

(video) How And Why to Buy Investment Property – Jason Hartman

Nov 24, 2015 48:25

Description:

How do you buy and sell investment properties? Have you always wanted to own real estate and make a great cash flow on the side? Maybe you have money stored away, but have no idea how to get started with everything…  I’ve owned a few properties over the years, but it hasn’t been a walk in the park to say the least. To help us dive into the world of investment properties, I’ve brought Jason Hartman onto the show. Jason has been involved in several thousand real estate transactions and has owned income properties in 11 states. His company, Platinum Properties Investor Network, Inc. helps people achieve The American Dream of financial freedom by purchasing income property in markets nationwide. He truly believes investment properties are the path to wealth. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

How And Why to Buy Investment Property – Jason Hartman

Nov 23, 2015 48:43

Description:

How do you buy and sell investment properties? Have you always wanted to own real estate and make a great cash flow on the side? Maybe you have money stored away, but have no idea how to get started with everything… I’ve owned a few properties over the years, but it hasn’t been a walk in the park to say the least. To help us dive into the world of investment properties, I’ve brought Jason Hartman onto the show. Jason has been involved in several thousand real estate transactions and has owned income properties in 11 states. His company, Platinum Properties Investor Network, Inc. helps people achieve The American Dream of financial freedom by purchasing income property in markets nationwide. He truly believes investment properties are the path to wealth. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com

Friday Q&A - Acting Out of Courage

Nov 20, 2015 13:52

Description:

Welcome to another episode of Q&A Friday, where I shed light on your most sought after questions. Today I’m talking on how to act out of courage, eliminating fear, and taking the leap of faith into the unknown. Listen in! Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

(video) How To Get James a Wife – Suzie Parkus

Nov 19, 2015 41:19

Description:

How can I get a wife? I’m single, 40 years old, and I don’t have a significant other.  Why has this been eluding me and how can I figure it out? Well, Today I’m going to do just that, as dating coach Suzie Parkus joins me on the show.  Suzie hails from the UK where she runs “Meet Your Match,” which helps others in their dating journey to finding the one they deserve. With a background in dating, coaching, matchmaking, and running a singles events business, Suzie has years of experience working with and helping busy people just like to you, to meet and connect with other like-minded individuals. She believes once you commit to opening up and bringing love in to your life, you will see a transformation in everything around you. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com

How To Get James A Wife - Suzie Parkus

Nov 18, 2015 41:38

Description:

How can I get a wife? I’m single, 40 years old, and I don’t have a significant other.  Why has this been eluding me and how can I figure it out? Well, Today I’m going to do just that, as dating coach Suzie Parkus joins me on the show.  Suzie hails from the UK where she runs “Meet Your Match,” which helps others in their dating journey to finding the one they deserve. With a background in dating, coaching, matchmaking, and running a singles events business, Suzie has years of experience working with and helping busy people just like to you, to meet and connect with other like-minded individuals. She believes once you commit to opening up and bringing love in to your life, you will see a transformation in everything around you. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

(video) How Alcohol Effects Human Performance – Ben Coomber

Nov 16, 2015 43:35

Description:

How much alcohol is perfectly ok? If you’ve been following the show, you’ll know that I have not been drinking since 2010. And honestly, I feel like a million bucks. But people always ask me, how much alcohol is ok? Can I have drinks on the weekend, and still be in great health? Today we are going to look at alcohol from a physical and nutritional point of view, and see how drinking actually affects the human body. Joining us today is Ben Coomber, a perforce nutritionist and educator, who regularly gives talks all over the world, and is the host of Ben Coomber radio in ITunes. Listen in and enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on Instagram and twitter @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com

How Alcohol Effects Human Performance – Ben Coomber

Nov 16, 2015 43:56

Description:

How much alcohol is perfectly ok? If you’ve been following the show, you’ll know that I have not been drinking since 2010. And honestly, I feel like a million bucks. But people always ask me, how much alcohol is ok? Can I have drinks on the weekend, and still be in great health? Today we are going to look at alcohol from a physical and nutritional point of view, and see how drinking actually affects the human body. Joining us today is Ben Coomber, a perforce nutritionist and educator, who regularly gives talks all over the world, and is the host of Ben Coomber radio in ITunes. Listen in and enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on instagram and twitter @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com

Daniel Dipiazza - How To Get Your Book Published

Nov 12, 2015 11:50

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Do you want to write a book? Are you unsure how to land a book deal? My good friend, Daniel Dipiazza is joining us today, and he’s going to share what it takes to get a book published in today’s world. Daniel is the creator of “Rich20Somthing” where he shares all his best advice on starting/growing businesses and living a better life, and has recently published his very own book. Daniel believes you don’t have to know a lot of people, just the right people. Do you have the right people in your life? Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

(video) 3 Essential Ways to Connect with Your Kids - Create Positive Lasting Memories

Nov 5, 2015 36:15

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How can you become a better father? And if you’re not yet a father, how can you prepare to be a great one? Today we are talking about 3 ways to becoming a better father, and creating lasting memories for a lifetime. And joining us on the show today is Larry Hagner, a father of three and host of the podcast “The good Dad Project.” Larry is also the author of the bestselling book “The Dad’s Edge - 9 Simple Ways To Have Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships and Connection, and Positive Lasting Memories.” But before all of this, Larry actually grew up in a fatherless environment, and did not meet his real father until the age of 30. It was his own childhood struggles that pushed him and guided him toward his passion for being an amazing dad. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and Instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

3 Essential Ways to Connect with Your Kids - Create Positive Lasting Memories

Nov 5, 2015 36:32

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How can you become a better father? And if you’re not yet a father, how can you prepare to be a great one? Today we are talking about 3 ways to becoming a better father. And joining us on the show today is Larry Hagner, a father of three and host of the podcast “The good Dad Project.” Larry is also the author of the bestselling book “The Dad’s Edge - 9 Simple Ways To Have Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships and Connection, and Positive Lasting Memories.” But before all of this, Larry actually grew up in a fatherless environment, and did not meet his real father until the age of 30. It was his own childhood struggles that pushed him and guided him toward his passion for being an amazing dad. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and Instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

James' Body Fat Percentage Revealed: Shocking!

Nov 2, 2015 13:49

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I’m here at the Bulletproof Conference in Pasadena, where I’ll be speaking on the importance of reducing or quitting alcohol. And I’ve just had a body spec test, and discovered my overall body fat composition. The scan broke down fat tissue, lean tissue, and bone, which makes up my total mass. They say the elite athletes always test between 10-15%, depending on their particular sport. Listen in and find out where I stand, and the importance of getting yourself tested.  Let me know what you think on Instagram and twitter @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com

(video) A New Approach to Spirituality – Todd Savvas

Oct 31, 2015 45:25

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Today we are talking about spirituality.  In today’s society spirituality can have many different meanings. It could be attending ones church on Sunday’s, having a personal yoga practice, or even studying astrology. But what is spirituality when we boil it all down, and how can it help us in our everyday lives? Todd Savvas is joining us on the show today, and he’s going to teach us how spirituality can help with our relationships, health, stress levels, and overall wellbeing. In essence Todd believes spirituality is what you do to feel connected to a grater purpose and power. And feelings of depression and anxiety begin to show themselves, only when someone is disconnected form the world. Enjoy the show. Let me know what you think on twitter and Instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

A New Approach to Spirituality – Todd Savvas

Oct 31, 2015 45:43

Description:

Today we are talking about spirituality.  In today’s society spirituality can have many different meanings. It could be attending church on Sunday’s, having a personal yoga practice, or even studying astrology. But what is spirituality when we boil it all down, and how can it help us in our everyday lives? Todd Savvas is joining us on the show today, and he’s going to teach us how spirituality can help with our relationships, health, stress levels, and overall wellbeing. In essence Todd believes spirituality is what you do to feel connected to a grater purpose and power. And feelings of depression and anxiety begin to show themselves, only when someone is disconnected from the world. Enjoy the show. Let me know what you think on twitter and Instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

Yoga For Men- Dean Pohlman

Oct 28, 2015 37:57

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Should men be practicing yoga? Many guys tend to equate yoga as a more feminine practice, and would rather be pumping iron in the gym or competing in CrossFit.  Joining us on the show today is, Dean Pohlman, the creator and CEO of Man Flow Yoga. Dean is going to help reveal the masculine side of yoga, uncover the many hidden benefits, and help men break through the mental barriers of yoga.  His original intention was to create a practice for men, athletes, and people who wanted an effective full body workout…without having to change their lifestyle, find their chi, or get overly spiritual.  Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and Instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com

(video) Yoga For Men - Dean Pohlman

Oct 28, 2015 37:39

Description:

Should men be practicing yoga? Many guys tend to equate yoga as a more feminine practice, and would rather be pumping iron in the gym or competing in CrossFit.  Joining us on the show today is, Dean Pohlman, the creator and CEO of Man Flow Yoga. Dean is going to help reveal the masculine side of yoga, uncover the many hidden benefits, and help men break through the mental barriers of yoga.  His original intention was to create a practice for men, athletes, and people who wanted an effective full body workout…without having to change their lifestyle, find their chi, or get overly spiritual.  Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and Instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

 

 

 

 

Always be Moving Forward

Oct 26, 2015 03:18

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Are you currently moving forward in your life?  It’s ok if you’re not making huge strides, but just as long as you’re not moving backwards. You want to keep the momentum alive! I’m here in London, and I’ve been reminiscing about when I was living here back in the year 2000. A lot has changed since then…And it’s fun to look back and see how far I’ve come and how I have changed over the years. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

(video) Always be Moving Forward

Oct 26, 2015 03:00

Description:

Are you currently moving forward in your life?  It’s ok if you’re not making huge strides, but just as long as you’re not moving backwards. You want to keep the momentum alive! I’m here in London, and I’ve been reminiscing about when I was living here back in the year 2000. A lot has changed since then…And it’s fun to look back and see how far I’ve come and how I have changed over the years. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

How to Start Your Dream Business, and Get Unstuck- My Interview With Brian Rose

Oct 23, 2015 09:33

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How do you create something out of nothing? Is it possible to create a business from your passion and hobby? I’m here in England with Brian Rose, the founder and host of London Real. It’s a video talk show that introduces you to the most fascinating and successful people in the world. Brian has an amazing story as well. He originally started London Real as a hobby, while working as full time Investment Banker. He was tired of being spoon-fed from the mainstream media, and wanted to offer a fresh, unscripted and unedited look into the world of real people.  From activists to scientists, authors to fighters, politicians to drug smugglers - He present’s their real stories, uncensored and uncut.  When it comes to creating your own vision, Brian believes you just have to DO IT. It’ not going to be perfect overnight, but just getting stated is more than half the battle. You must stare fear in the face and do it anyways. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and Instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

(video) How to Start Your Dream Business, and Get Unstuck- My Interview With Brian Rose

Oct 23, 2015 09:14

Description:

How do you create something out of nothing? Is it possible to create a business from your passion and hobby? I’m here in England with Brian Rose, the founder and host of London Real. It’s a video talk show that introduces you to the most fascinating and successful people in the world. Brian has an amazing story as well. He originally started London Real as a hobby, while working as full time Investment Banker. He was tired of being spoon-fed from the mainstream media, and wanted to offer a fresh, unscripted and unedited look into the world of real people.  From activists to scientists, authors to fighters, politicians to drug smugglers - He present’s their real stories, uncensored and uncut.  When it comes to creating your own vision, Brian believes you just have to DO IT. It’ not going to be perfect overnight, but just getting stated is more than half the battle. You must stare fear in the face and do it anyways. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and Instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

How to Run a Marathon With Zero Training: Always Be Ready

Oct 22, 2015 04:30

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I’m running a half marathon here in Oslo, and I’ve done zero training for it. Yesterday I was walking through the city and checking out the sights, when I saw there was a sign up for a marathon and half marathon. And truthfully I haven’t run for more than an hour in the past two years, but I knew I wanted to run it. I’m 40 years old, and the fact I’m able to run a half marathon on a moments notice is good news… But it’s been a culmination of my exercise regimen for the past 5 years, my lifestyle/nutrition habits, and that I no longer drink alcohol. All those play a huge part in my overall fitness level, and allow me to be spontaneous. What can you say yes to today? Is your current lifestyle preparing you for the things you want to accomplish? Enjoy the show. Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com

(video) How to Run a Marathon With Zero Training: Always Be Ready

Oct 22, 2015 04:12

Description:

I’m running a half marathon here in Oslo, and I’ve done zero training for it. Yesterday I was walking through the city and checking out the sights, when I saw there was a sign up for a marathon and half marathon. And truthfully I haven’t run for more than an hour in the past two years, but I knew I wanted to run it. I’m 40 years old, and the fact I’m able to run a half marathon on a moments notice is good news… But it’s been a culmination of my exercise regimen for the past 5 years, my lifestyle/nutrition habits, and that I no longer drink alcohol. All those play a huge part in my overall fitness level, and allow me to be spontaneous. What can you say yes to today? Is your current lifestyle preparing you for the things you want to accomplish? Enjoy the show. Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com

 

(video) Is a Lunch Time Drink OK?

Oct 19, 2015 05:06

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Is a lunchtime drink OK? I’m in Denmark Copenhagen, and it’s interesting to see how many people like to have lunchtime beers. I’m just walking alongside the water front in Nyhavn, and people sitting at the cafes and shops either have a pint of beer or a glass of wine on their table. I actually remember when I was living in London, and would go out to lunch with my co-workers…. We would have a pint of beer at lunch on occasion, but would almost always be falling asleep at work later.  Why do we do it? Numerous studies have shown the delirious effects that alcohol has on work performance. But people still choose otherwise. Enjoy the show. Let me know what you think on instagram and twitter @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

Is a Lunch Time Drink OK?

Oct 19, 2015 05:24

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Is a lunchtime drink OK? I’m in Denmark Copenhagen, and it’s interesting to see how many people like to have lunchtime beers. I’m just walking alongside the water front here in Nyhavn, and people sitting at the cafes and shops either have a pint of beer or a glass of wine on their table. I actually remember when I was living in London, and would go out to lunch with my co-workers…. We would have a pint of beer at lunch on occasion, but would almost always be falling asleep at work later.  Why do we do it? Numerous studies have shown the delirious effects that alcohol has on work performance. But people still choose otherwise. Enjoy the show. Let me know what you think on instagram and twitter @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

(video) My Ferry Adventure Between Oslo and Copenhagen

Oct 16, 2015 06:14

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What’s it like to be on a ferry from Oslo Norway to Copenhagen Denmark? I’m on the ferry right now looking onto the beautiful and green Norwegian countryside…I’m going to take you on a tour from the top deck (11th floor) to my cabin, and along the way check out the nightclub and other neat amenities. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on instagram and twitter @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com

My Ferry Adventure Between Oslo and Copenhagen

Oct 16, 2015 06:33

Description:

What’s it like to be on a ferry from Oslo Norway to Copenhagen Denmark? I’m on the ferry right now looking onto the beautiful and green Norwegian countryside…I’m going to take you on a tour from the top deck (11th floor) to my cabin, and along the way check out the nightclub and other neat amenities. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on instagram and twitter @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com

(video) How Swedes Drink Responsibly - Systembolagt

Oct 15, 2015 06:18

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Imagine country that encourages you to drink responsibly. Sounds strange right? Especially coming from the United States, where we’re constantly bombarded with alcohol and liquor ads from the time we wake to when we go to bed. I’m here in Stockholm Sweden, and I’m joined by a friend of mine, Mia. And we are inside an alcohol store called “systembolagt” which is the only place that Swedes can buy alcohol for home consumption. It’s government run and specifically designed to make sure Swedes drink responsibly. Listen in as Mia shares her knowledge of why it was designed in the first place, and how it has helped many people throughout the country lead better lives. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com

How Swedes Drink Responsibly - Systembolagt

Oct 14, 2015 06:37

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A country that encourages you to drink responsibly. Sounds strange right? Especially coming from the United States, where we’re constantly bombarded with alcohol and liquor ads from the time we wake to when we go to bed. I’m here in Stockholm Sweden, and I’m joined by a friend of mine, Mia. And we are inside an alcohol store called “systembolagt” which is the only place that Swedes can buy alcohol for home consumption. It’s government run and specifically designed to make sure Swedes drink responsibly. Listen in as Mia shares her knowledge of why it was designed in the first place, and how it has helped many people throughout the country lead better lives. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com

 

 

 

Just Do It Because Life Is Short - Oslo, Norway

Oct 12, 2015 03:21

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Time remains undefeated. I'm in Oslo, Norway today and I just finished looking at 3 incredible Viking ships that have been unearthed. The Vikings, who were once a prominent force, are now just an ancient memory of the past… So just do it, because life will soon be an ancient memory for all of us.  Enjoy the show. Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamaesswanwick.com 

 

(video) Just Do It Because Life Is Short - Oslo, Norway

Oct 12, 2015 03:01

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Time remains undefeated. I'm in Oslo, Norway today and I just finished looking at 3 incredible Viking ships that have been unearthed. The Vikings, who were once a prominent force, are now just an ancient memory of the past… So just do it, because life will soon be an ancient memory for all of us.  Enjoy the show. Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamaesswanwick.com

From Hollywood to Copenhagen - Jeannie Mortensen

Oct 9, 2015 54:48

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Hello! I’m joining you today from Copenhagen, Denmark. And I’m here with an old friend of mine, Jeannie Mortensen, who I knew as a Hollywood correspondent back in Los Angeles. We met in 2003 when we were interviewing Matt Damon for the movie “Stuck on You.” Because I was wondering through Scandinavia, I reached out and was happy to reconnect with Jeannie, since it’s been almost 9 years. Listen in as we walk through the beautiful city and talk about our past lives in the entertainment industry, why she decided to move back home, and what she’s up to now.  Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

 

 

 

(video) Miriam Ortiz y Pino - Destroy Mental and Physical Clutter

Oct 5, 2015 47:48

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Do you feel weighed down by the amount of things in your life? Is your mind racing  to keep up with your busy schedule? Well, today is all about how to remove the clutter from your brain and your physical space. We’ve all got clutter floating around…whether it’s worrying about business projects, what to cook for dinner, or the resent date you went on. And then there’s the physical clutter, such as a messy room, disorder in the kitchen, and files scattered all over the desk. Interestingly some say the clutter in ones one house/personal space directly mirrors the clutter and chaos going on internally. So today I’m happy to welcome Miriam Ortiz y Pino onto the show. She is a certified professional organizer, and has been helping people de-clutter their overwhelming lives for over a decade. From working with artists, entrepreneurs, politicians, professional, and multimillionaires, she’s seen amazing transformations in people’s day-to-day lives. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on instagram and twitter @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

Miriam Ortiz y Pino - Destroy Mental and Physical Clutter

Oct 5, 2015 48:08

Description:

Do you feel weighed down by the amount of things in your life? Is your mind racing  to keep up with your busy schedule? Well, today is all about how to remove the clutter from your brain and your physical space. We’ve all got clutter floating around…whether it’s worrying about business projects, what to cook for dinner, or the resent date you went on. And then there’s the physical clutter, such as a messy room, disorder in the kitchen, and files and sticky notes all over the desk. Interestingly some say the clutter in ones one house/personal space directly mirrors the clutter and chaos going on internally. So today I’m happy to welcome Miriam Ortiz y Pino onto the show. She is a certified professional organizer, and has been helping people de-clutter their overwhelming lives for over a decade. From working with artists, entrepreneurs, politicians, professional, and multimillionaires, she’s seen amazing transformations in people’s day-to-day lives. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on instagram and twitter @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

Mark Rutherford - James' School Mate 23 Years Later

Sep 30, 2015 43:01

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When was the last time you reconnected with a great childhood friend? My European journey continues from Wales, as I’ve recently flown into Manchester, England. And today I met up with a good childhood friend, Mark Rutherford, who I went to high school with back in Brisbane, Australia. Mark and I reminisce on the fun times we shared back in the day, how we took different paths in life, and much more. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

(video) Wake up Pussy-Mark Dhamma

Sep 25, 2015 31:56

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Wake up! Do you have big plans for life, but never seem to put in the effort to make them happen? Here’s the thing…we all want to lose weight, make more money, meet the right woman or man, and turn that great idea into a business. But for some reason, no matter how deeply you want a better life, history always repeats itself. Joining me today is my good friend Mark Dhamma, who’s going to teach us how to make the shift from wanting a better life, to fully taking action and responsibility. Mark is a positive psychologist, celebrity personal trainer, and peak performance coach here in Los Angeles. In our conversation Mark reveals his big wake up moment in life, when his father suddenly passed when he was 21 years old. At the time he was not working in a field he loved, and was actually dealing drugs to make extra cash. But something shifted for him in that moment… He began to realize that death can come at any moment, and it’s only a matter of time before we’re gone. Unfortunately many people don’t realize how precious life is until something comes along and shakes their world. But is doesn’t have to be that way. Listen in and enjoy the show. Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

Wake up Pussy-Mark Dhamma

Sep 25, 2015 32:15

Description:

Wake up! Do you have big plans for life, but never seem to put in the effort to make them happen? Here’s the thing…we all want to lose weight, make more money, meet the right woman or man, and turn that great idea into a business. But for some reason, no matter how deeply you want a better life, history always repeats itself. Joining me today is my good friend Mark Dhamma, who’s going to teach us how to make the shift from wanting a better life, to fully taking action and responsibility. Mark is a positive psychologist, celebrity personal trainer, and peak performance coach here in Los Angeles. In our conversation Mark reveals his big wake up moment in life, when his father suddenly passed when he was 21 years old. At the time he was not working in a field he loved, and was actually dealing drugs to make extra cash. But something shifted for him in that moment… He began to realize that death can come at any moment, and it’s only a matter of time before we’re gone. Unfortunately many people don’t realize how precious life is until something comes along and shakes their world. But is doesn’t have to be that way. Listen in and enjoy the show. Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com

Mark Vaughan-An Aussie Expat in Oslo

Sep 21, 2015 38:26

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Would you consider moving to Norway? I’m here in Oslo and I’m joined by a fellow Australian friend, Mark Vaughan, who’s now living here as an expat. Listen in as we discuss why he decided to live in Norway over Australia, his experience over the past 10 years, and how he’s created a new life in Norway. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on instagram and twitter @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com  

 

How to Run a Marathon With Little Training

Sep 21, 2015 17:04

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Can you run a marathon with little to no training?  I’m coming to you from Oslo Norway, where I just finished running a spur of the moment half marathon with two new friends. My final time ended up being 1:57, not bad for no training! But in reality, you don’t need to run long distances to prepare for a marathon.  Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com

 

Petter Sissener - Norwegian Sexual Culture and History

Sep 18, 2015 26:26

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I’m coming to you today from beautiful Oslo, Norway.  And joining me on the show is a new friend of mine, Petter, who’s a native and living here in Oslo. Listen in as we discuss why Norwegians are more closed off than others, the benefits of going to school in Norway, and how the sexual culture is much different here.  Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on instagram and twitter @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

Norway-Pros And Cons Of Traveling Alone

Sep 17, 2015 27:16

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When was the last time you traveled alone? I’m currently in Bergen, which is a city on the west coast of Norway.  And I’m about to take a ride on the Bergen railway, known as one of the most exciting and beautiful train rides in the world. No other train ride between two cities in Europe is at a higher altitude than the one between Bergen and Oslo. Linking Norway’s two main cities, it has unbelievable views of the Hardangervidda, Europe’s highest mountainous plateau. Listen in as I travel and share this amazing trip through the beautiful region of Norway. Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

Faye Medeson-Who killed the Swedish Prime Minister?

Sep 16, 2015 56:02

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I’m out to dinner on a Sunday night in Stockholm as I record this. And I’m joined by my good friend Faye Medeson, who is a Swedish artist, singer song writer, and music producer. Listen in as we discus how she signed with her manager, Randy Jackson, life in Sweden compared to life in LA, and much more. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on instragram and twitter @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

 

 

 

(video) James Levine - Get Up! Why Your Chair Is Killing You

Sep 14, 2015 36:31

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Are you standing up right now? Believe it or not, but your chair might be slowly killing you… Joining us today is the author of the new book “Get Up,” by Dr. James Levine. According to Levine, who is the co-director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University obesity initiative and inventor of the “treadmill desk,” for every hour we spend sitting in our chairs, we lose two hours of our lives. He also believes excessive sitting is more dangerous to your health than smoking. So how many hours are you currently sitting during the day? Enjoy this fascinating episode with Dr. Levine. Let me know what you think on instagram and twitter @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswnwick.com 

 

James Levine - Get Up! Why Your Chair Is Killing You

Sep 14, 2015 36:55

Description:

Are you standing up right now? Believe it or not, your chair might be slowly killing you… Joining us today is the author of the new book “Get Up,” by Dr. James Levine. According to Levine, who is the co-director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University obesity initiative and inventor of the “treadmill desk,” for every hour we spend sitting in our chairs, we lose two hours of our lives. He also believes excessive sitting is more dangerous to your health than smoking. So how many hours are you currently sitting during the day? Enjoy this fascinating episode with Dr. Levine. Let me know what you think on instagram and twitter @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswnwick.com 

 

Mia Kleregard - Swedish Drinking Culture

Sep 11, 2015 37:08

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Hello again from Stockholm Sweden. Today I’m joined by a local friend of mine Mia Kleregard, as we discus the fascinating history of the Swedish drinking culture. Could alcohol restriction be a reason why Sweden is ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world? Enjoy the show. Let me know what you think on instagram and twitter @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

James in Sweden-Postcard from Stockholm part 2

Sep 10, 2015 28:44

Description:

Hello from Stockholm Sweden, part 2! 

James in Sweden - Postcard from Stockholm part 1

Sep 10, 2015 29:28

Description:

Hello from Stockholm Sweden. Today I’m sitting down with an American Expat, as we discuss the differences of living in Sweden, and how the culture influenced his stay. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on twitter and instagram @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

 

(video) I'm 40 - What I Know For Sure

Sep 8, 2015 01:04:51

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Today I am 40 years old. The year was September 7th 1975, in a small town in Australia called Bacchus Marsh, when I was brought into this world. And in this particular episode I’ll be telling you what I know for sure at the age of 40…but also what I don’t know for sure. I will shed some light on my success, my failures, and what I want to realize moving forward into the next part of my life. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on instagram and twitter @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

I'm 40 - What I Know For Sure

Sep 7, 2015 01:05:09

Description:

Today I am 40 years old. The year was September 7th 1975, in a small town in Australia called Bacchus Marsh, when I was brought into this world. And in this particular episode I’ll be telling you what I know for sure at the age of 40…but also what I don’t know for sure. I will shed some light on my success, my failures, and what I want to realize moving forward into the next part of my life. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on instagram and twitter @jamesswanwick and www.jamesswanwick.com 

 

(video) Andrew Ferebee - From Single To A Thriving Dating Life

Sep 3, 2015 37:27

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How do you go from single to a thriving relationship? If you’re in a relationship, how can you be the best lover you can be? To help teach us today I’ve brought in a good friend of mine, Andrew Ferebee. He is the host of the top ranked podcast “knowledge for men” and author of the new book “The dating Playbook for Men.” But it wasn’t always the good life for Andrew…He used to work a 9 to 5 corporate job, play by the rules, and put his dreams behind the needs of others. But he took the first step, by acknowledging his shortcomings and taking responsibility for his own life. And soon after, everything began to change. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on instagram and twitter @jamesswanwick and