The James Swanwick Show

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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:

  1. Morning hike
  2. Go for a walk in the sunshine or the snow
  3. Meet at a cafe or juice bar
  4. Run errands together
  5. Meet for desert
  6. Get silly on a novelty date, like mini-golf or something else
  7. Try pretending to be a tourist in your own town

Resources:

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

30DayNoAlcoholChallenge.com

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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:

  1. Make a firm decision
  2. Build good habits You are whatever you repeatedly do
  3. Discipline
  4. Make a plan
  5. Track your results and make adjustments accordingly

Resources:

Brandon Carter on Instagram

BrandonCarter.com

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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:

  1. Make a firm decision
  2. Build good habits You are whatever you repeatedly do
  3. Discipline
  4. Make a plan
  5. Track your results and make adjustments accordingly

Resources:

Brandon Carter on Instagram

BrandonCarter.com

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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:

  1. Realize that you’re not going crazy, that you’re 100% normal, and that many other people face the same problems
  2. Hypnosis, meditation, or yoga
  3. Live in the present moment
  4. Exercise regularly
  5. Improve your sleep
  6. Improve your diet
  7. Take supplements if you need to
  8. Get out and socialize. Meet people!
  9. Find a purpose in your life

Resources:

EliteManMagazine.com

Twitter: @JustinStenstrom

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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:

  1. Realize that you’re not going crazy, that you’re 100% normal, and that many other people face the same problems
  2. Hypnosis, meditation, or yoga
  3. Live in the present moment
  4. Exercise regularly
  5. Improve your sleep
  6. Improve your diet
  7. Take supplements if you need to
  8. Get out and socialize. Meet people!
  9. Find a purpose in your life

Resources:

EliteManMagazine.com

Twitter: @JustinStenstrom

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