The James Swanwick Show

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It’s important to continue learning - constantly. You can’t stop, or else you will be left behind. There will always be someone who knows more than you, new trends and technology coming into play, and you can quickly be left behind.


Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steve Jobs, and the Dalai Llama are all people from different walks of life who know/knew the importance of continual growth. The world will leave you behind, and it can’t be stressed enough that you need to keep educating yourself.


Recently James attended a seminar where he was a guest speaker. He was talked up by the people running the event, told what a success and great business man he is, and left the entire audience with the impression that he is some kind of business super hero. At one point in the seminar, the crowd was asked to share any problems they may be facing in their business.


Most people in James’ position would play a big shot and keep their mouth shut. James knows the importance of being humble and taking advantage of an opportunity when he has the chance, so he raised his hand to share what was going on in his business. As a result he was able to learn more from the combined minds of the entire room than he possibly could have on his own. This also lead James to new connections and a higher appreciation from his audience.


People want to see your vulnerable side, and they want to be a part of your solutions. You can’t let the ego get in the way, and you have to remember that you are never too big or successful to keep learning.


On this episode of the James Swanwick show, James shares his experiences from traveling around the world and attending various events. He gives you an inside glimpse of what it’s like to be both a mentor and a student at the same time.


Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to hear about his adventures around dozens of locations over the last few weeks.


Key Points

  • Even as a mentor and teacher it’s important to keep learning and being a student.
  • Don’t be afraid to express vulnerability.
  • It’s ok to feel like the dumbest person in the room, it means you’re growing.
  • The most successful people are those that are always learning.
  • At seminars there are always people who know more than you and are willing to share with you.
  • Change occurs in the presence of other people.
  • It can be comforting to change your life’s pace by being in a new place.
  • Double down on what makes you happy.



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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.


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Direct download: James_-_EP_312.mp3
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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.



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