The James Swanwick Show

“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

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        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

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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

Direct download: Roz_Savage_Edit.mp4
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“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

Direct download: Roz_Savage_mixdown.mp3
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“In dieting, generic programs usually yield generic results. Know your own body!” - Anthony Diclementi

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        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

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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

  1. 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
  2. Move your body, and sweat every day. Make it a part of your daily routine, and make sure it’s sustainable and fun
  3. Warm / Cold Showers
  4. Connect to the earth. Barefoot in the grass will give you a big boost
  5. 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

Direct download: anthony_diclementi_video.mp4
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“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

  1. 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
  2. Move your body, and sweat every day. Make it a part of your daily routine, and make sure it’s sustainable and fun
  3. Warm / Cold Showers
  4. Connect to the earth. Barefoot in the grass will give you a big boost
  5. 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

Direct download: Anthony_DiClementi_mixdown.mp3
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JamesSwanwick.com/135

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JamesSwanwick.com/135

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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

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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)

Direct download: Laura_Roeder_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

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)

Direct download: laura_roeder.mp4
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