The James Swanwick Show

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New York is known as the city that never sleeps. As it turns out it’s also the city of proper planning. James and his friends spent the night of the Mayweather-Mcgregor fight searching around the city for a place to watch this year’s biggest sporting event.

James had some quick thinking, and used the power of the internet in order to land a great sport to watch the fight - just in time.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show James records from the streets of New York to tell you all about his adventures. He reflects on time out with his friends, and his history in the city - including the time he met his all time here (Jon Bon Jovi) on his birthday!

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to hear more about how James’ adventures are going and what his next steps are as he searches for his new home in the world.

Key Points

  • It’s possible to save money using credit card reward points when you travel.
    • James’ goal is to not spend a dollar on hotels this year.
  • There was a long journey to watch the fight in New York.
  • When James is bored, he does a google search on Bon Jovi news.
    • James interviewed Bon Jovi on his birthday in 2010.
  • Changing temperature from hot to cold can help reduce inflammation and waste products.
  • Suffer in silence.
  • Men have to do an activity in order to catch up.
  • Women can catch up by sitting and talking.
  • Take the time to focus on one thing, and don’t be distracted by your phone or internet.

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Direct download: James_-_EP_317.mp3
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James joins us live again from the road. This time he’s recording from the San Francisco airport, and annoying the people around him just to bring us this episode.

Recently James has been doing a lot of traveling, and being recognized all along the way. He seems to be well known in the city of Austin, even being recognized while enjoying dinner with friends.

This episode James reflects on his travels, where is company will go, and looks forward to the future of the Swanny Sleep business.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to hear more about James’ adventures and see how it can equate to your life and where you want to be.

Key Points

  • James was recognized a lot more in Austin than in most place.
  • Austin is less spread out than LA, so it’s more likely he would be noticed.
  • Eating at healthier restaurants also increased the chances that he would be noticed by a fan.
  • Proximity is power.
  • Force yourself to be around the kind of people you want to be.
  • James was recently in San Diego visiting a friend, Jeremy.
  • James is considering carrying even more sleep products.
  • You can’t judge a book by it’s cover, James met someone in sandals and a hoodie that just sold a company for over $200 million.
  • When you’re around someone of importance you have to find a balance of being curious, but not looking too ignorant.
  • Facebook has a setting to see what friends are near you.
  • Are you a spontaneous person, or do you need to plan things out?
  • Always be aware of your surroundings, and be courteous to others nearby.
  • You can use credit cards for your business and get a lot more points and perks.
  • It can be a great experience to be a guest in someone’s home.
  • Some people need a home base, others have wanderlust and are more productive when they keep moving.

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When you’re traveling, it’s easy to be taken advantage of and ripped off. People spot a tourist and know ways to get an extra buck out of them. For example, James was in Las Vegas and a local taxi could tell he wasn’t from around there and took him the “long way”. A $15 taxi ride quickly turned into $35, and James was unaware until the next day.

The good news is that traveling can also be amazing! James has been continuing his adventure as he travels and grows his company: Swannies. He went from a networking event in Tampa to a mattress convention in Las Vegas.

It’s amazing how learning about something new can go from interesting to tedious in a couple of days, but the good news is you may soon be able to get a new mattress from Swannies that will help you sleep better each night!

James continued his journey to Austin, where we find him in this episode. He’s been sharing great times with his friends, and planning where his journey will take him next.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to hear fascinating tales of travel, and insider tips on growing a business from someone in the process of expanding.

Key Points

  • When you go to Las Vegas, make sure they don’t take you the long way.
  • You get what you pay for, if you buy a cheap room it’s not going to be a pleasant stay.
  • It’s important to do your due diligence, or else customers will turn away from your brand.
  • James is going to be on the Home Shopping Network for Swannies.
  • It’s important to have some friends in the same field as your business.
  • You can use a selfie stick to make new friends.
  • It’s important to take breaks when working so you don’t burn out.
  • If you’re in business try to get customers on recurring payments, and subscriptions to products.

Freedom Fastlane

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There’s an old expression: “It takes money to make money.” It’s absolutely true.

Over the last few weeks James has been traveling to various conventions and networking events in order to make progress in his Swannies business. James has spent thousands upon thousands of dollars to attend these events - and it’s paid off.

In this time James has gotten amazing advice from some of the biggest people in the industry. He’s had feedback the most successful marketers and biggest resale companies in the world. It wouldn’t have happened if James hadn’t done two things.

1) Invest in himself

Most people would look at spending thousands of dollars just to hear people talk and meet a few strangers as a waste. If James hadn’t spent the money on airlines, hotels, and tickets to events he wouldn’t have had face to face conversations with people from companies like Bed Bath & Beyond and CVS.

Making one sale with these companies would easily pay for all of his expenses, and grow the company massively. It’s important to look at the long term investment. So many people shy away from the short term investment and end up losing so much money in the long run.

2) Being humble

We all have a moment to shine. We will all get out chance to brag, but that should never stand in the way of getting advice. James saw an opportunity to not look like a big shot in exchange for feedback from the event attendees. He was invited to tell marketers at one of the world’s largest events all about the problems in his company. Most people would be afraid to let their guard down, and James was nervous, but felt the need to do it.

It paid off. James was able to spend one minute telling about his pitfalls and opening up to a large audience. From this he received 28 suggestions on how to make his company better. He also no longer had to network one by one, hunting people down and explaining himself and his business a thousand times. People were now hunting down James, desperately looking to give him advice.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to hear about James’ adventures and learn what growing a business is really all about.

Key Points

  • ClickBank is where the world’s most successful online marketers sell their products.
    • You can also become an affiliate and get a commision on other people’s products.
  • Affiliate programs are great ways to make money without creating your own products.
  • If you sell your products with an affiliate, you have to give them a cut but you gain more customers for future sales.
  • All-inclusive resorts means you don’t have to pay at restaurants.
    • You just show up, order, eat, and leave.
  • Sightseeing can be a great way to bond with other business people.
  • If you make a good connection and people speak well of you, it can have a positive influence in your life even years later.
  • Don’t be afraid to welcome constructive criticism, it can help you more that you could ever imagine.
  • One minute of opening up to problems lead to 28 suggestions for improvements in James’ company.
  • Everyone gets shy and nervous about speaking, you can’t let it hold you back.
  • When you have the microphone, you have the power - seize the opportunity.
  • Try to create goodwill and introduce people who can help each other.
  • Rejection can give you the best feedback, don’t get disheartened.
    • Don’t be afraid to fail.
  • It’s always best to make a connection through your network rather than cold contact someone.
  • All it takes is one yes to be off to the races.
  • You need to enjoy the grind and look forward to the bigger picture at the end.
  • You have to handle your mistakes in a professional manner, no matter what your business is.
  • Make a point to thank people when they do a good job and provide good service.
  • James is testing a Social Media hiatus, hear how it goes on the next episode!


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Direct download: James_-_EP_314.mp3
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