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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

  1. Don’t make it too fruity or sugary. Try stevia instead if you need it sweetened
  2. Always have a protein source
  3. 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

Direct download: Brad_Jarryd_FINAL_VIDEO.mp4
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Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/188

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

  1. Don’t make it too fruity or sugary. Try stevia instead if you need it sweetened
  2. Always have a protein source
  3. 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

Direct download: Brad_Jarryd_Ep_188_FINAL_MP3.mp3
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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:

  1. Not travelling when you had the chance
  2. Not learning another language
  3. Staying in a bad relationship
  4. Forgoing sunscreen
  5. Missing the chance to see your favorite musicians
  6. Being scared to do things
  7. Failing to make physical fitness a priority
  8. Letting yourself be defined by gender roles
  9. Not quitting a terrible job
  10. Not trying harder in school
  11. Not realizing how beautiful you were
  12. Being afraid to say I love you
  13. Not listening to your parents advice
  14. Spending your youth self-absorbed
  15. Caring too much about what other people think
  16. Supporting other’s dream over your own
  17. Not moving on fast enough
  18. Holding grudges especially with those you love
  19. Not standing up for yourself
  20. Not volunteering enough
  21. Neglecting your teeth
  22. Missing the chance to ask your grandparents questions before they die
  23. Working too much
  24. Not learning how to cook one awesome meal
  25. Not stopping to appreciate the moment
  26. Failing to finish what you start
  27. Never mastering one awesome party trick
  28. Letting yourself be defined by culture expectations
  29. Refusing to let friendships run their course
  30. Not playing with your kids enough
  31. Never taking a big risk
  32. Not taking the time to develop contacts and networks
  33. Worrying too much
  34. Getting caught up in needless drama
  35. Not spending enough time with loved ones
  36. Never performing in front of others
  37. Not being grateful sooner

Resources:

The original article

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/187

Direct download: 37_Things_You_Will_Regret_When_You_Are_Old.mp4
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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:

  1. Not travelling when you had the chance
  2. Not learning another language
  3. Staying in a bad relationship
  4. Forgoing sunscreen
  5. Missing the chance to see your favorite musicians
  6. Being scared to do things
  7. Failing to make physical fitness a priority
  8. Letting yourself be defined by gender roles
  9. Not quitting a terrible job
  10. Not trying harder in school
  11. Not realizing how beautiful you were
  12. Being afraid to say I love you
  13. Not listening to your parents advice
  14. Spending your youth self-absorbed
  15. Caring too much about what other people think
  16. Supporting other’s dream over your own
  17. Not moving on fast enough
  18. Holding grudges especially with those you love
  19. Not standing up for yourself
  20. Not volunteering enough
  21. Neglecting your teeth
  22. Missing the chance to ask your grandparents questions before they die
  23. Working too much
  24. Not learning how to cook one awesome meal
  25. Not stopping to appreciate the moment
  26. Failing to finish what you start
  27. Never mastering one awesome party trick
  28. Letting yourself be defined by culture expectations
  29. Refusing to let friendships run their course
  30. Not playing with your kids enough
  31. Never taking a big risk
  32. Not taking the time to develop contacts and networks
  33. Worrying too much
  34. Getting caught up in needless drama
  35. Not spending enough time with loved ones
  36. Never performing in front of others
  37. Not being grateful sooner

Resources:

The original article

Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/187

Direct download: 37_Things_You_Will_Regret_When_You_Are_Old_FINAL_MP3.mp3
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“Perfection is the enemy of productivity.” - James Swanwick

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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

Direct download: Book_Review_ep186_FINAL_MP3.mp3
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Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/185

“Hustle can make up for lack of natural gifting, and is the one thing you control.” - Dan Ilic

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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

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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

Direct download: Dan_Ilic_Ep_185_FINAL_MP3.mp3
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Show Notes: JamesSwanwick.com/184

 

“Success loves speed.” - James Swanwick

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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

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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

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“Yesterday’s truth is today’s bullshit.” – Brad Blanton

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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

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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

  1. Reveal the facts
  2. Honestly express current feelings and thoughts
  3. Expose the fiction that you have devised to represent yourself and your history

 

Resource

"Radical Honesty" by Brad Blanton

 

Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/183

 

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“Yesterday’s truth is today’s bullshit.” – Brad Blanton

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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

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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

  1. Reveal the facts
  2. Honestly express current feelings and thoughts
  3. Expose the fiction that you have devised to represent yourself and your history

 

Resource

"Radical Honesty" by Brad Blanton

 

Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/183

 

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“Instead of having an internet of knowledge, the shift is toward an internet of experiences and emotions and feeling.” - Kevin Kelly

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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

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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

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