The James Swanwick Show

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Alcohol is a strong substance that can lead to a fun night with friends and help you relax, but a lot of people don’t know when to stop. There are a lot of people out there who wouldn’t identify themselves as an alcoholic because they don’t have a need to drink, but once they start they just can’t stop.

Moderation is a fine idea, yet so many people can’t drink in moderation. There are many of us out there that have a sip of wine and it turns into two bottles. A glass of beer can quickly turn into pitchers, and for people like that moderation isn’t an option.

There’s a saying that alcohol can lead to a good time, but being sober can lead to a great time.

You don’t need an excuse to have fun with your friends, and in the end memories can only happen if you remember what happened.

I also feel I have to mention all of the negative effects of alcohol. Not only does it cause problems to your organs, like liver problems and heart disease, but it also can cause weight problems.

Doctors say four glasses of beer is equal to eating a Big Mac. When you’re at a bar, you typically eat fried food. So in the end you’re basically eating garbage and washing it down with even more.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show we are joined by fellow Australian Peter FitzSimons, who shares his experience in quitting drinking. His life massively transformed once he put down the bottle. His relationship with his family improved, his productivity in work went way up, and he lost nearly 100 lbs!

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show today to hear about how quitting Alcohol can improve every aspect of life.

Key Points

  • Most people celebrate by drinking.
  • People who drink too much forget what it’s like to wake up clear headed.
  • One bottle of wine, or four beers, is equal to a big mac.
  • When you give up drinking, the hardest part is the first few weeks.
  • You can live a happier and healthier life if you give up on drinking.
  • Moderation doesn’t work for some people.
  • Peter lost 94 pounds just by giving up alcohol.
  • Alcohol affects your emotional reasoning.
  • It doesn’t take long for your body to get back to normal.

Peter’s Book

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Direct download: James_-_EP_320.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

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As cliche as it sounds, life really is short. Anything you want to do, you have to do now. If you wait to do something you’ll miss your chance, and end up regretting it.

If you want to start a business, start a business. If you want to move somewhere, move there. Don’t let anything hold you back, especially not fear. Nothing ever goes perfectly smooth in the beginning, but you need to keep trying.

On this episode of the James Swanwick Show, James records on his birthday from New York City. We receive an update on what’s been moving along, and James reflects on how much life has changed over the last ten year.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show today to learn about James’ adventure and what he’s been learning along the way.

Key Points

  • A company reached out to James that works with QVC.
  • When James met with them, they instantly wanted his glasses.
  • James was no longer pitching, the agents he met with started pitching him.
  • If James doesn’t go directly to QVC he will make less, but has to work harder to get on the channel.
  • Swanwick is debating on taking a net 45 deal.
  • Worst case scenario, James only sells 500 units.
  • Best case scenario QVC buys tens of thousands of units and turns Swannies into a much larger company, gives them a lot of exposure and connections.
  • James is planning on focusing on PR.
  • In 2004-2010 James was a film journalist and often went to the Toronto FIlm Festival.
  • When you aren’t healthy you won’t be as happy as you could be.
  • The best time to do anything is now.
  • The breakthrough happens after you pick yourself up and start again.
  • Don’t sweat the small stuff, because everything is the small stuff.

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Direct download: James_-_EP_319.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

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There are only two guarantees in life: life and death. Everything in the middle is uncertain, yet we ignore this thing we all have to experience. Death is something we turn a blind eye to and people generally shy away from the topic.

Ultimately we should embrace it. We should be ready for it. Not just our own death, but the death of loved ones around us. Watching those we love pass on isn’t a pleasant experience, and it’s often a slow process we should be a part of.

On this episode of Thai Neave discusses the recent loss of his mother, who passed away from breast cancer recently. He tells his story of how he dropped everything in his life and shifted gears in order to help his mother during her final time of need.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to get an inside glimpse of what it’s like to take care of someone you love that is slowly dying.

Key Points

  • James’ friend Thai recently lost his mother to breast cancer.
  • Our culture shoves death aside.
  • Many people ignore their instincts because they are too busy.
  • Thai went back to Sydney and ended up losing two people very dear to him.
  • Stage four is the highest grading of cancer and has spread.
  • There’s no cure for stage 4, and no way to beat it.
  • Cancer is like a boa constrictor slowly consuming its prey.
  • People with cancer typically get lethargic and lose weight.
  • When people see someone with a shaved head, they define them as a cancer patient.
  • Cancer is ugly, but people’s spirits are where true beauty lies.
  • Taking care of someone is not putting your life on hold.
  • To give feels so good.
  • At the end of the day, how we feel is all that matters.
  • One way or another you’re going to have a story to tell.
  • Hope can be a prison, as you’re not facing the future.
  • We can always give more.
  • Being selfless is the greatest gift we can give ourselves.
  • You can do sets and reps with your intuition.
  • The entire world will always continue to move on.
  • It’s important to embrace your feelings when dealing with death.
  • The more fluid you are, the less suffering you will have.
  • Don’t give people words, give them actions.
  • True courage requires exposure, and exposure requires vulnerability.


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Direct download: James_-_EP_318.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am PDT