The James Swanwick Show

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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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Have you ever seen someone in jeans an a tshirt and written them off just because they look like a normal person? You may be doing yourself a disservice, because you never know who can help you in life. It may be the person you least expect than can help you the most.

 

On this episode of the James Swanwick show, James discusses a Hollywood party he attended hosted THE Arnold Schwarzenegger. James learned valuable lessons from the most successful in Los Angeles, and learned the important lesson not to judge a book by it’s cover. 

James was in attendance with Tai Lopez, and together learned the importance of taking a shot when you have the chance thanks to Sylvester Stallone. Had James and Tai hesitated even a second, they would have missed out on the story of a lifetime with one of the most famous action stars in film history.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to hear the details and lessons that could have only been learned from his experience.

Key Points

  • It’s all about access.
  • No one is smarter than you, they are just around successful people.
  • Just by talking with people in a higher place than you will teach so much.
  • You never know who can give you the information you need to be successful.
  • You need to take you shot the moment you get the chance.
  • You need to be in relationships of support.
  • Find or create your own mastermind group.

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Have you done a lot with your life but still feel in a rut? Do you feel unsatisfied with your accomplishments? That’s because you’re not finding your definition of success. You’re trying to fulfill society's definition of success.

We are all individuals, with individual needs. There’s no one right answer and you shouldn’t think there is. We live in a consumer based society and as a result we are constantly being told we need products to make us happy. Getting a CEO position to buy that dream house or a sports car won’t make you happy if that’s not YOUR definition of happiness and success.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show, James interviews Thai Neave to explore how someone can find what makes them happy and where they can find their definition of success. You won’t want to miss this episode and start getting you on track to what will fill your life with joy, not someone else’s.

Key Points

  • We keep putting band aids over holes inside of us to try and keep up appearances on what we think the world wants of us.
    • Can’t keep covering the hole. We need to shine light on it and address it.
  • Most problems in the world stem from people not loving themselves fully.
  • We are always comparing ourselves to others, and therefore never feel we are enough.
  • Advertising is everywhere we go, feeding into our insecurities.
  • Happiness only comes from within ourselves.
  • Our egos are designed to keep us alive and not meant to keep us happy.
  • The ego can make us do good things as well as bad.
  • You need to find YOUR sense of happiness and success, not society’s.
  • Don’t try to fill someone else’s definition of success.
  • You need daily rituals and habits to keep you sane and on track.

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Do you put yourself out there to help others without expecting anything in return? Are you taking on project because of the perks and not because you are passionate about them? If you answered yes to either of those, you’re probably doing more harm than good when it comes to networking.

If you really want to network with people, and more importantly make long-term friends, you need to be willing to put other people first. You should help people for the sake of helping them, and only take on projects you really care about. If you do things for any other reason, you’re just burning bridges.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show, James broadcasts live from Darren Darnborough’s birthday party at the Mondrian Hotel in Hollywood. James interviews Darren on how he has made such an impact on lives all over the world, and has become the go to man for so many people. Download this episode to see what it really takes to be successful in this world.

Key Points

  • Reach out, be genuine to people, and be there for them.
    • Actually be nice.
  • Remember people’s names and use them.
  • Get involved with things because you believe in it, not because of the perks.
  • Don’t challenge people, charm them and help them.
  • You never forget the people who first give you a chance.
  • Your child’s name can create an impact on their future based on society’s impression of it.
  • Live a life of service for others - and enjoy it.

Links:

Art Of The Deal

Stefano Formaggio Short Film

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Do you find your body feeling weaker as you get older? Are sports harder to play than they used to be? The truth is, it’s not your age. The more you do something, the better you should get. You’re losing your balance skills, and it’s affecting your everyday life.

In our modern society, we have taken out the natural world’s daily balancing act. We use concrete to flatten surfaces, we turn up toes in shoes, and we’re losing our peripheral vision to screens. As a result your daily activities are suffering, and even the most fine tuned athletes are losing this important skill.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show James interviews Jim Klopman, author of the book Balance is Power. He gives incredible tips to help improve their health and life through simple tips and techniques you can use every day.

Key Points

  • Humans are the only true biped in this world.
  • Society builds a flat world, which works against your balance.
  • People are losing peripheral vision, which affects your balance.
  • Half of all people over 45 that visit the emergency room is due to a fall.
  • Athletes can have a come back at an older age if they work on their balance.
  • Walking in nature instead of walking in the city will be much more helpful physically and mentally.
  • People need to work stabilizing muscles, not just big muscles.
  • When exercising, one is better than two.
    • Avoid machines.
    • Use crossing motions, not parallel exercises.
  • In sports you never stand on both feet.
  • Balance doesn’t occur on your heels, stay on your toes.
  • Having a plant on your desk improves productivity by 15%.
  • Stand on one foot when you can, not two.
  • Use kettle weights when exercising.
  • Shoes inhibit our balance.
    • Workout barefoot.
    • Jim suggests wearing Tom’s or Xero shoes.
    • Find the lowest heels you can.
    • No turned up toes.

Links:

Slackbow.com

Book: Balance is power by Jim Klopman

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