The James Swanwick Show

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.

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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.


Alessandra’s Instagram

Alessandra’s YouTube

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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.


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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.


James Harris’ Instagram

Five Minute Journal

30 No Alcohol Challenge


Freedom Fast Lane

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Direct download: James_-_EP_326.mp3
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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


Two words to get any guy’s attention video.

Lewis Howes Mask Masculinity?

Power of When


Bucci Radio

Amanda’s Instagram

Amanda’s YouTube

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Direct download: James_-_EP_325.mp3
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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.



Capitalism Conference

Freedom Fast Lane Podcast

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Direct download: James_-_EP_324.mp3
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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.


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Direct download: James_-_EP_323.mp3
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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.



Most Awesome Company Podcast (Coming Soon)

How I bluffed ESPN

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Direct download: James_-_EP_322.mp3
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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.


Free Momentum Book

The Momentum Podcast

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Direct download: James_-_EP_321.mp3
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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.

Peter’s Book

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Direct download: James_-_EP_320.mp3
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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.

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Direct download: James_-_EP_319.mp3
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