The James Swanwick Show

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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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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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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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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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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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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!

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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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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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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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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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