Official Blog

The Blog



320: Peter FitzSimons: How Quitting Alcohol Made My Life Great
September 25, 2017
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


319: Postcard From New York pt 2
September 18, 2017
There's an old expression: "It takes money to make money." It's absolutely true. As cliche as it sounds, life really is short. Anything you want


318: Thai Neave: What Death Taught Me About Life
September 11, 2017
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


317: Postcard from New York
August 30, 2017
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


316: Postcard from San Francisco
August 23, 2017
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


315: Postcard from Austin, Texas
August 10, 2017
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


314: Postcard From Tampa, Florida
August 2, 2017
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


313: You Don’t Know As Much As You Think You Do
July 24, 2017
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


312: Cole Hatter: Use Your Powers for Good
July 12, 2017
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


311: How to Work with the People of Your Dreams
July 5, 2017
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


310: Brad De Comarmond: Do you suffer from decision fatigue?
June 26, 2017
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


309: Doc Parsley: Sleep is Making You Fat, Stressed, and Ruining Your Sex Life
June 23, 2017
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


308: Eli Wilhide: Why Pay for What You Can Get for Free?
June 21, 2017
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


307: Less Talk and More Action
June 19, 2017
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


306: Michael Trainer: Enhance Your Cognitive Ability Through Diet and Lifestyle
June 16, 2017
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


305: Connor Beaton: Communication Strategies for Romantic Relationships
June 14, 2017
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,


304: Evan Tardy: How to Grow a Business From Nothing to $100 Million in 7 Years
June 12, 2017
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


303: Dr. Noah De Koyer: How and Why Should You Live Like a Caveman?
June 7, 2017
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


302: Arnold Schwarzenegger's Party and What I learned
June 5, 2017
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


301: Thai Neave: Advertisers Don’t Want You to Be Happy
May 31, 2017
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


300: Darren Darnborough - How To Make Lifelong Friends.
May 29, 2017
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


299: Jim Klopman: The importance of your daily balancing act.
May 26, 2017
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


298: Mark Dhamma & Tristan Swanwick - Happiness, Stress, Sibling Relationships
May 24, 2017
Today’s episode is a conversation between myself, Mark Dhamma, and my brother Tristan. We cover a wide range of things, from the importance of relaxing


297: Casey Cease: How to Start Writing Your Book TODAY
May 22, 2017
Writing a book is a long-term goal for many people around the world. But it could be a lot closer to reality than you think!


296: How To Change Your Inner Self for Outward Success
May 19, 2017
The best gift that we can give ourselves is a better understanding of ourselves, and Lou Redmond is on today’s episode to speak about that


295: Melissa Ambriosi: Find the best use of your time.
May 17, 2017
Do you find yourself doing things you hate? Does it end up ruining the rest of your day? STOP! You’re only making your life harder,


294: You’re making yourself sick.
May 12, 2017
Do you have chronic fatigue? Always feeling sick? Chances are you are doing it to yourself. If you’re just working, and not looking into your


293: What’s More Important? Family Or Career?
May 10, 2017
Are you trapped in a community bubble? Do you shun people for their political belief? You might be surprised to find just how different the


292: How to Sell More, Be Persuasive, and Generate MORE Revenue
May 8, 2017
Do you know how to effectively sell? The ability to sell is one of the most useful skills to have in this world. While it


291: Lessons About Chasing Your Dreams From a Jake Owen Concert
May 5, 2017
Are there things that you have always wanted to do, but just haven’t found the courage to do so? Is there a place you have


290: Pick Your Friends Wisely, Because they Will Determine Your Quality of Life
May 1, 2017
Have you ever thought about the impact your friends have made on your life? Think about your closest friends, have they impacted you positively or


289: Do Not Put Your Self-Help on the Shelf
May 1, 2017
People all across the world have shelves and shelves of books that discuss self-help. Every years hundreds and hundreds of books are published on self-help,


288: How To Change Your Life Through Powerful Friendships with Mike Zeller
April 28, 2017
Your network of friends and acquaintances hold the blueprint to your future, whether you recognize it or not. Who you hang around with influences you


287: It Pays to Invest
April 26, 2017
Are you thinking of starting a business or in the process of doing so? Do you often find yourself questioning if you are making the


286: How to Earn the Right to An Authentic Relationship
April 24, 2017
Do you find that you are always reaching out to others, but you are often time being turned down? From romantic relationships, to friendships, or


285: The Things and People You Can Learn From When Traveling Home
April 21, 2017
People say you need to look back on old times in order to give you perspective on where you are going. Recently, James headed back


284: I Don't Have My Shit Together
April 19, 2017
Do you struggle with being happy with what is going on in your life? Do you ever find yourself thinking that you are the only


283: Ditching Your Average Job, Starting an Epic Business & Scoring the Life You Want with Daniel DiPiazza
April 17, 2017
Do you desire a job where you do not clock in and clock out each day? Do you desire a job that is not average,


282: How to Rid Your Body of Alcohol with Success Story Vicky Sherman
April 14, 2017
A wide variety of people approach the 30 Day No Alcohol challenge for a plethora of reasons. Some people commit to it because they struggle


281: How to Rid Your Body of Alcohol with Success Story Geffrey Marr
April 12, 2017
It is a common belief that alcohol is a must-needed substance at social events. Whether you are hanging out at home on a friday night,


280: Turning Your Problems into Product Ideas
April 10, 2017
Have you ever found yourself feeling restricted in your occupation? Have you ever thought to yourself, that you could be so much more productive with


279: Past and Present Setbacks, How to Turn These Into Setups with Mike Zeller
April 7, 2017
Have you had a setback recently? Has something disastrous happened in your life? Have you tried to accomplish something and you failed just a little


Life Lessons from a Bartender with Jason Harrell
April 5, 2017
Have you ever been a bartender? Or have you ever ordered a drink from a bartender? If so, have you ever received advice from a


277: Dr. Josh Davis Explains How to Increase Your Productivity By Restricting Your Phone Activity
April 3, 2017
Do you spend copious amounts of time on your phone every day? Are you addicted to your cell phone? I know at times I feel


276: Million Dollar Ideas in Sixty Seconds
March 31, 2017
In May 2013, James attended a conference put on by the Guerrilla Business School in Los Angeles. In this podcast, James discusses part of the


275: How to Perfect the Art of Health Hacking with TJ Anderson
March 29, 2017
Have you ever wanted to become your own health coach? Wondered how you can possibly hack your health by yourself? Do you constantly find yourself


274: Harnessing your Neuro-linguistic programming with Tony Wrighton
March 27, 2017
When you heard the phrase, “Neuro-linguistic Programing,” what first comes to mind? Do you picture mind control tactics? Does a scene from your favorite sci-fi


273: It’s Time for a Change; Where Should I Move?
March 24, 2017
Is there a place where you have always dreamed of moving to, just haven't made the decision to do so yet? If so, why haven’t


272: How to Create a Better You with Luke Storey
March 22, 2017
Do you know that you need to change your life? Do you feel like you live an average life? Do you feel capable of so


271: Learn Your Insecurities So You Can Avoid Being A Douche
March 20, 2017
This past week I was at the Traffic and Conversion Conference. I spent the week catching up with friends, and meeting new ones. I was


270: How Attending A Conference Earned Me An Extra $150,000 A Year
March 17, 2017
Do you find yourself often saying “no,” to invitations? When a colleague asks you to attend a seminar, do you shudder at the mention? When


269: Past Pain And Present Energy; How Do You Resolve This? With Cindy Mazzaferro
March 15, 2017
Do you have past pain? Does past negative energy hold you back from feeling truly happy? Is something in your past weighing you down? Does


268: Double-Down On What Makes You Happy
March 14, 2017
Everyone has one thing that they love with great emotion. Something that lights up their face with a smile when mentioned in passing. Whether that


267: How to Stay in Touch With Friends Near & Far
March 10, 2017
People love to be thought of. Whether it’s a quick Snapchat, or a letter in the mail, the thought that others care enough to reach


266: Lessons Learned from Building Businesses with Sophia Parsa
March 8, 2017
Today I’m taking a walk around Hollywood and having a conversation with entrepreneur Sophia Parsa about her journey to building businesses that are successful, that


265: Things I Did Wrong Last Week
March 6, 2017
When things go wrong, it’s extremely important to learn from whatever happened. Otherwise, a mistake is a complete waste! If you carefully learn from your


264: How to Transition Away From a Job You Hate
March 3, 2017
A huge amount of the world gets up every day, goes to work, and spends most of their day working at a job they don’t


263: Take the One Kindness Challenge with John Wang
March 1, 2017
Did you know that when you do an act of kindness for someone, without the idea of any reciprocation but simply to help someone else


262: Why I Felt Depressed and How I Got out of it
February 27, 2017
We all have those days, right? Those days when it just feels like everything is going wrong. When nothing comes easy, and each time you


261: How To Permanently Beat Procrastination and FINALLY Accomplish What You Want To
February 24, 2017
Procrastination plagues almost everyone who dreams about doing great things. Humans are inherently lazy, which means that making progress on anything you want to do


260: Aaron Marino of Alpha Male on Fashion, Overnight Success, and Business
February 22, 2017
A lot of you will already know my guest today. Aaron Marino of Alpha M is an expert in fashion, self-discovery, confidence, and business. Today


259: How do You Make New Friends Fast?
February 20, 2017
Whether you’ve moved to a new place, decided to level-up the kind of friends you hang around, or just want to broaden your social circle,


258: When Should You Pay for Coaching vs. Getting It For Free?
February 17, 2017
These days, it’s possible to find almost anything online. Not only that, if you’re a little tech-savvy, you can even find pirated versions of a


257: Limitless: Nootropics, Smart Drugs and Brain Hacking with Daniel Schmachtenberger
February 16, 2017
Do you remember the movie “Limitless” with Bradley Cooper? In the movie, Cooper plays a character who gains access to a pill that will give


256: Should You Be Picky About Your Friends?
February 13, 2017
There is a saying that goes, “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” If this is true, there’s


255: My Biggest Mistakes in Business, So You Don’t Have to Make Them
February 10, 2017
While it’s true that sometimes you need to make mistakes to learn, hopefully they don’t have to be YOUR mistakes! This means that you can


254: Finding the Perfect Romantic Partner for James with Heather Havenwood
February 8, 2017
There are a lot of extremely successful people in measurements of finance, fitness, and many other categories of life, who simply can’t seem to be


253: Sharing an Uber with James Swanwick and Brad Blanks
February 6, 2017
Today’s episode is a bit off the cuff. I’m sharing an Uber with my mate Brad Blanks, on the way to the airport. We’re both


252: How to Structure Your Day for Success
February 3, 2017
The choices that you make about how you structure your day, what you spend your time on, the order that you do things in, has


251: Dan Peña on How to Create Wealth, and Why Donald Trump is Good for the Economy
February 1, 2017
  Dan Pena is known around the world as the “50 Billion Dollar Man,” because his mentees cumulatively have created over 50 billion dollars worth


250: Book Review: “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle
January 27, 2017
If you feel stressed out, like you’re always striving for more and more, and never able to attain it, or like nothing ever goes right


249: How You Can Build a Business for Social Good with Adam Force
January 25, 2017
In this age of big businesses, there is a subtle change that is starting to take place: Business are starting to focus on doing good!


248: My Top 10 Likeability Principles
January 23, 2017
Being liked by other people is an essential aspect to living a happy life. Your happiness is, in some ways, going to be directly proportional


247: My Top 21 Success Principles
January 20, 2017
Today I’m going over my 21 principles for success. These are the things that I do daily to ensure that my life is setup for


246: The Mind and Body of a Lifelong Endurance Athlete, with Dr. David Minkoff
January 18, 2017
  Do you ever wonder how some people have endurance beyond what seems at all normal? It seems that Dr. David Minkoff as cracked the


245: 3-Ways To Increase Your Self-Confidence
January 16, 2017
Self confidence is the single ingredient that is completely essential to almost anything you want to do. But it’s so difficult to understand exactly how


244: How To Set Your Life Up For Calm Happiness
January 13, 2017
Why do humans love the ocean so much? Why is it that we enjoy going to the beach? What draws us to the open fields,


243: How to Pitch and Convince Anyone with Josh Muccio of The Pitch
January 11, 2017
Understanding how to convince somebody to do something is one of the most important skills that you will ever learn in life. While it’s obviously


242: Early Warning Signs of Alcoholism
January 9, 2017
Most people don’t have a huge problem with alcohol, and many people in my 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge program have come to it, not


241: How to Talk to Any Girl with Confidence
January 6, 2017
Do you feel like you’re constantly seeing girls, or anyone really, that you want to approach, but you have this little voice inside your head


240: Managing Alcohol Withdrawal in the Real World
January 4, 2017
If you, like many in my program are giving up alcohol here at the beginning of 2017, then you will need some advice and real-world


239: What Is Your Particular Relationship with Alcohol and What Does It Mean?
January 2, 2017
Almost everyone can fit into one broad category of their relationship to alcohol, and this episode is about exploring what those different types of relationships


238: How to Be Social and Have Fun Without Alcohol
December 30, 2016
Most people consider alcohol to be an absolute requirement of any social interaction they have. Whether they’re hanging at the bar, on a date, or


237: How to SMASH 2017, and Stick to Your Resolutions - Brisbane Meetup
December 28, 2016
What are your goals for 2017? And how do you plan to accomplish them? Many people make New Year's resolutions, promising to live better and


236: What to Do When People Pressure You to Drink - Book Reading from 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge Book
December 26, 2016
Most people are pressured by other to drink alcohol. In fact, most people who would rather give up alcohol continue to drink it simply because


235: What Can 100-Mile Runs Teach Us About Life? With Ryan Young
December 21, 2016
Most people can’t even imagine running 10 miles, let alone a 26.2 mile marathon, let alone a 100+ mile ultra-marathon! Yet that’s exactly what today’s


234: How to NOT Waste Your One Shot at Life
December 19, 2016
What sort of perspective do you have on life? Do you keep in mind, every day, that this is your own life? That you will


233: 5-Ways to Accomplish ANY Goal in Life with Brandon Carter
December 16, 2016
What if there was a simple, 5-step process that you could use over and over again to accomplish any goal you set out to accomplish


232: How to Crush Depression with Elite Man Justin Stenstrom
December 14, 2016
Some studies show that 1 in every 5 people suffer from some sort of depression at some point in their lives, and rates of depression


131: How to Get Rid of Your Insecurities Around Women
December 12, 2016
If you feel insecure around women, this episode is for you. I’m speaking with Owen Cook about the exact techniques that will help you get


230: How to 10X Your Success and Finally Get Things Done!
December 9, 2016
Would you like to learn how to 10X your success in life, and finally get the things actually done that you would like to do?


229: Tai Lopez on How to Be Successful
December 7, 2016
At this moment, you are the youngest you will ever be. Have you ever taken the time to think about that? To really let it


228: How to Always Have Something to Say to Women with Owen Cook
December 5, 2016
There are few things that terrify and paralyze men more than talking to women. Most men want to desperately, and that desire and desperation is


227: The Guts to Get Ahead in Life! With Brad Blanks
December 2, 2016
This is a short conversation about what it takes to get what  you want out of life. Most people are too scared, or perhaps think


226: How to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone with Till Gross
November 30, 2016
“Do things your afraid of, just to realize that nothing bad actually happens.” - Till Gross (click to tweet) Getting out of your comfort zone


225: Consistency: The Secret to Progress and Eventual Success in Life
November 28, 2016
If there is one single thing that separates those who are able to progress in life, and meet with eventual success, it is certainly the


224: How Can I Read a Book a Day?
November 25, 2016
On the days when I read a book, I read a full book every day. This means that I go through books and learn more


223: Does Self-Improvement Cause Suffering? With Derek Rydall
November 23, 2016
“The acorn doesn’t go out and try to improve and achieve the oak, it already has it inside itself.” - Derek Rydall (click to tweet)


222: How to Constantly Make New Friends and Acquaintances
November 21, 2016
“You can make more friends in one month being interested in other people than in a year trying to make them interested in you.” -


221: Why You Should Care About Bees with Maryam Henein
November 16, 2016
Bees are in trouble. What does that mean for you? Did you know that bees actually pollinate 1 out of every 3 bites you take??


220: The Apps and Technology I Use To Stay Productive and Efficient
November 14, 2016
I get asked a lot about the tools I use to stay productive, work with my team, and keep on top of both my personal


219: James’ Nightly Routine for Daily Success
November 11, 2016
When it comes to having a productive day, the night before is absolutely essential! There are specific steps that you can take to ensure that


218: Is it Hip to be Sober? With Holly Whitaker
November 9, 2016
"Giving up drinking is like claiming your freedom." - Holly Whitaker (click to tweet) Is it cool to be sober? A lot of people drink


217: Is Obsessing Over Your Sports Team a Waste of Time?
November 7, 2016
How much do you watch sports? Do you obsess over sports? Are you always checking your phone to see what the latest news is about


216: Why DisneyLand is NOT the Happiest Place on Earth
November 4, 2016
A lot of people spend a lot of money to feel happy. Whether it’s going to DisneyLand, taking vacations, visiting exotic locations, or whatever it


215: Learn Your Chronotype to Optimize Your Life with Dr. Michael Breus
November 2, 2016
“When you do something is extremely important. Most people only think about what to do, not when to do it.” - Dr. Michael Breus (click


214: How to Make $2.7 Million in 1 Year
October 31, 2016
Would you like to know how to make $2.7 million in a single year? Today I’ve got a short and to the point conversation with


213: 3 Ways to Change Habits and Drink Less
October 28, 2016
A lot of people know that their lives would only improve if they gave up alcohol. It’s widely understood that, even if you don’t have


212: Is Coffee Good For You? Sincere Hogan
October 26, 2016
Is coffee good for you? Do you need your coffee in the morning before you can do anything else? Are you dependent on coffee? Is


211: How to Build Confidence in Yourself and Become a Leader with Yahya Bakkar
October 24, 2016
“The fastest shortcut to self-confidence is simply loving yourself.” - Yahya Bakkar (click to tweet)   We hear the term all the time the “natural


210: Pay to Get Rich: The difference between doing and just learning
October 21, 2016
“When you pay for something, you take it more seriously, put more value on it, and get more out of it.” - James Swanwick (click


209: Fit, Focused, and Full of Life! How Your Thyroid Could Be Holding You Back, with Elle Russ
October 19, 2016
“Patients need to do their own research, and become educated on the issues that may be affecting them. You can’t count on anyone, including a


208: Money CAN Buy Happiness
October 17, 2016
“The way you make your money will affect how happy it makes you.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet) The old saying, “money can’t buy


207: The Everything Store: Jeff Bazos and the Age of Amazon: BOOK REVIEW
October 14, 2016
As one of the most successful businessmen of the modern age, Jeff Bezos has built an incredible brand and business empire through Amazon. He has


206: Selling: How to Empower Sales Prospects to Improve Their Lives with Jim Miller
October 12, 2016
“In selling, understand that you are almost always selling a transformation, not a product.” - Jim Miller (click to tweet)   When it comes to


205: How to Change Your Life in 10-Minutes a Day
October 10, 2016
"Meditation is not easy for many people, and only rewards those who really commit to it in the long run." - James Swanwick (click to


204: How to Stick to a Diet, Lose Weight, and Have a Healthy Lifestyle
October 7, 2016
The term “diet” has become very commonplace in modern language. The idea that people will go on a diet for a set period of time,


203: How to Move Better and Be Healthier with Darryl Edwards
October 5, 2016
“For the sake of survival, nature intended for us to be healthy.” - Darryl Edwards (click to tweet)   The old health advice was simply


202: How to Become More Interesting, Get Out of Your Comfort Zone, and Educate Yourself at the Same Time
October 3, 2016
“When you get into a new environment and culture, out of whatever comfort zone you have, it forces you to think differently.” – James Swanwick


201: The Mental Drill to Become an Entrepreneur: “Disrupt You!” By Jay Samit BOOK REVIEW
September 30, 2016
“Every day, write down your three biggest problems that need solving, to train yourself to always be solving problems.” - Jay Samit (click to tweet)


200: How To Become A Master of Sales with Bill Caskey
September 28, 2016
“The best time to prospect is when you don’t need anything.” - Bill Caskey (click to tweet) When it comes to accomplishing great things in


199: What Can You Learn from “Weirdos” and People Who Think Outside the Box? Report from Burning Man
September 26, 2016
“A smile is the simplest and most powerful gift you can give anyone, including yourself.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet) Are you willing, really


198: The Successful Vs. The Drifter: Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill: BOOK REVIEW
September 23, 2016
“The youthful mind is apt to confuse temporary success for permanent success.” - Napoleon Hill (click to tweet) Do you wonder what the differences are


197: How to Achieve Massive and Fast Business Growth with Matthew Pollard
September 21, 2016
“If you don’t have something that differentiates yourself from competitors, the only thing you can do is lower prices - which is a race to


196: Burning Man Takeaways and Perspective
September 19, 2016
Burning Man has a unique reputation in the world. Most people associates hippies with it, but most people also feel quite a bit of curiosity


195: How to Make $149 Billion for Your Family: Sam Walton’s Made in America BOOK REVIEW
September 16, 2016
“Commit to your business.. Believe in it more than everybody else. You can overcome shortcomings by bringing sheer passion to your work.” - Sam Walton


194: The Art of Persuasion: How to Get Anything from Anyone with Raymond Duke
September 14, 2016
“Master-level persuasion is getting someone to do something because they want to do it.” - Raymond Duke (click to tweet) Do you know how to


193: How to Make a Better Friend Group
September 12, 2016
“Shared interests go a very long way in developing a friendship.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet)   A lot of people spend time sitting


192: The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships by Neil Strauss BOOK REVIEW
September 9, 2016
When it comes to relationships, everybody bring a lot of baggage. This is simply the truth. No body, no matter how wonderful their parents or


191: How to Eliminate ADHD, Depression and Anxiety in 90 Days with Andrew Hill
September 7, 2016
“Brains are changing everyday, so it’s not a question of it, it’s a question of how your brain is going to change.” - Andrew Hill


190: How to setup a business for under $1,000
September 5, 2016
Most people think that setting up a business is an expensive endeavor, that is going to require thousands up thousands of dollars, when the reality


189: 27 Amazing Quotes to Live By
September 2, 2016
This episode is a bit different. I’m simply giving you a list of some of the best, most inspiring quotes to live by. It’s a


188: How to Make Delicious Smoothies that are Healthy with Bradley Jarryd
August 31, 2016
Smoothies are one of the most delicious types of food/drink in the world. But are they healthy? It all depends on how you’re making them,


187: 37 Things You will Regret When you are Old
August 29, 2016
How many chances do you think you will get to live this life? A lot of people live their lives as if they are going


186: How to Write a Book in a Weekend
August 26, 2016
“Perfection is the enemy of productivity.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet) Most people think of the process of writing a book as some almost


185: How & Why to Appreciate Success Along the Journey with Dan Ilic
August 24, 2016
“Hustle can make up for lack of natural gifting, and is the one thing you control.” - Dan Ilic (click to tweet) Do you take


184: Behind the Scenes Making this Podcast
August 22, 2016
“Success loves speed.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet) Have you ever wondered what the process looks like to crank out a podcast like the


183: Radical Honesty: Should You Tell Your Spouse You Cheated? BOOK REVIEW
August 19, 2016
Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/183 "Yesterday's truth is today's bullshit." ? Brad Blanton (click to tweet)   What is radical honesty? You probably consider yourself to be


183: Radical Honesty: Should You Tell Your Spouse You Cheated? BOOK REVIEW
August 19, 2016
“Yesterday’s truth is today’s bullshit.” – Brad Blanton (click to tweet) What is radical honesty? You probably consider yourself to be a decently honest person.


182: What Will the Future Look Like? AI, Self Driving Cars, & Robots with Kevin Kelly
August 17, 2016
“Instead of having an internet of knowledge, the shift is toward an internet of experiences and emotions and feeling.” - Kevin Kelly (click to tweet)


181: How to Get Anyone to Respond to You
August 15, 2016
Getting a response from someone is going to be key to your accomplishing almost anything that you may want to accomplish in life. And often,


180: How to Achieve More Peace and Productivity Through Tidiness: BOOK REVIEW
August 12, 2016
“The best way to find out what we really need is to get rid of the things we don’t.” - Marie Kondo (click to tweet)


179: How to Get a Bodybuilder Physique in 26 Weeks with Jon Mills
August 10, 2016
“We have to work on ourselves and our minds every day. When we stop, that’s when things can get out of control.” - Jon Mills


178: “Do It Now!” - James Swanwick on How to Get More Out of Life
August 8, 2016
“The fitter that I am physically, the fitter that I am mentally.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet) It’s time to get a behind-the-scenes look


177: Why Would You Quit Alcohol?
August 5, 2016
“Sustained alcohol drinking over many years may be considered normal in society, but is very unhealthy.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet)   Society has


176: How to Have Better Sex - Caitlin Padgett on How to Date without Alcohol
August 3, 2016
“Anyone who really wants to get to know you is not going to reject the idea of a date without alcohol.” - Caitlin Padgett (click


175: Abused By a London Taxi Driver
August 1, 2016
“Life is competition. Life progresses, and if you don’t progress you get slaughtered.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet)   I was recently abused by


174: How and Why to be More Sociable: A Book Review of “Social” by Matthew Lieberman
July 30, 2016
“A kind word is worth as much to the brain in terms of rewards as a certain amount of money.” - Matthew Lieberman (click to


173: How to Eat Dessert and Burn Fat at the Same Time with Crosby Tailor
July 27, 2016
“Make sure that you’re following a balanced diet with enough protein to keep you from feeling like you need to binge on sweets.” - Crosby


172: How to Be Fearless in Creating Your Dream Story
July 25, 2016
This episode is a recording of a meetup in London. I go around the gathering, and ask a variety of people what their story is.


171: How to Instantly Be More Productive: The One Thing BOOK REVIEW
July 22, 2016
What is your one thing? What is the single thing that you most want to be known for? What is the single thing that you


170: How to Control the “Inner Pig:” Stop Binge-Eating with Dr. Glenn Livingston
July 20, 2016
“Ask yourself where you would be in a year if you ate perfectly.” - Dr. Glenn Livingston (click to tweet) Are you a binge-eater? Do


169: Can You Ever Look Back?
July 18, 2016
“People say you can never look back. I like to look backwards, forward, and also live in the moment.” - James Swanwick (click to tweet)


168: What Love Style Are You BOOK REVIEW
July 16, 2016
Do you know what your love style is? Are you anxious? Are you secure? Are you avoidant?How about your partner? Do you understand the ways


167: Robert Greene on How to Overcome Social Awkwardness
July 13, 2016
“None of your technical skills will amount to anything if you don’t have social skills.” - Robert Greene (click to tweet)   Do you understand


166: Do You Believe in Marriage?
July 11, 2016
Do you think marriage is necessary to have a happy, fulfilled life? Do you think it’s necessary for effectively raising children? Do you consider it


165: “Sell or be Sold” by Grant Cardone - James’ Book Review
July 8, 2016
“No commitment means no results.” - Grant Cardone (click to tweet) Do you know how to sell? The truth is that selling is for more


164: 7 Ways to Reinvent Yourself Through Mindset with Peter Sage
July 6, 2016
“Rather than live in a narrow, flatlined life, why not climb the peaks and fall in the troughs of extraordinary life.” - Peter Sage (click


163: Awkward Marriage Proposal
July 4, 2016
How are you going to propose? What makes for a good proposal? And what larger advice for relationships can we learn from the way proposals


162: BOOK REVIEW: “Loving What Is” by Byron Katie
July 1, 2016
A lot of us find ourselves in frustrating situations, with people who routinely frustrate us, much of the time. Often, we imagine that it is


161: Patience, Persistence and Perseverance with Boxing Champion Daniel Hayes
June 29, 2016
“You keep on trying different approaches, but the biggest gain comes from the experience of even trying” - Daniel Hayes (click to tweet)   Do


160: Are You Still Stuck? The Fast Exercise to Get You Unstuck
June 27, 2016
Do you feel like you’ve been stuck for forever? Like you’ve been trying to make progress for so long, and things are just taking forever?


159: 5 Steps to a Million Dollar Business
June 24, 2016
Do you have business aspirations but struggle to come up with the right idea? Do you have awesome business ideas but aren’t sure how to


158: Ryan Holiday on Why You Must Manage Ego for Success
June 22, 2016
Do you find that it’s easy for you to fall into the ego trap? Entrepreneurs often find it easy, because they usually find themselves living


157: Why You Should Write Hand-Written Letters
June 20, 2016
When was the last time that you took the time to sit down and write a handwritten letter to someone? Not very many people do


156: BOOK REVIEW: Winning with People by John C. Maxwell
June 17, 2016
Do you know how to win with people? Are you a people person? Do you often dislike people? John C. Maxwell has a lot of


155: Four Magic Mindset Mantras to Win with UFC Fighter Alan Belcher
June 15, 2016
“You want to really understand deeply the obstacles that are getting in your way so that you know how to defeat them.” – Alan Belcher


154: How I Got Arnold Schwarzenegger to Promote My Product
June 13, 2016
Would you be tenacious enough to go straight up to Arnold Schwarzenegger and ask him for what you wanted? I wasn’t at first… I recently


153: BOOK REVIEW: How to Work a Room
June 10, 2016
Do you know how to work a room? When you’re meeting new people, and in an unfamiliar environment, does it just seem like you’re the


152: ReWild Yourself: Reclaiming Our Untamed Nature with Daniel Vitalis
June 8, 2016
“Fundamentally, culture is at war against our nature, and any way that society can, it will suppress expressions of wildness.” - Daniel Vitalis (click to


151: The 7-Minute Workout When You Have No Time
June 6, 2016
Do you use time as an excuse for why you don’t workout? Do you feel like, in order for your workout to be of any


150: BOOK REVIEW: Do The Work by Steven Pressfield
June 3, 2016
  “Don’t think act! We can always revise and revisit once we’ve acted, but we can accomplish nothing until we act.” - Steven Pressfield (click


149: Cracking the Happiness Code with Dr. Jonathan Haidt, author of The Happiness Hypothesis
June 1, 2016
“Happiness comes from getting the right relationship between yourself and: Others, your work, and something larger than yourself.” - Jonathan Haidt (click to tweet)  


148: How to Write a Book in a Weekend
May 30, 2016
"Most people think you need to lock yourself away for 6 months to write a book. But you can do it in a weekend!" -


147: BOOK REVIEW: The All-Day Fat Burning Diet by Yuri Elkaim
May 27, 2016
Book Notes: The difference between juices and smoothies: Smoothies have fiber, juice does not. Juicing can allow our bodies to more easily absorb the nutrition


146: Train Like Hugh Jackman, Tom Brady and Sly Stallone with their Personal Trainer, Gunnar Peterson
May 25, 2016
"In diet, you're either screwing up quality, quantity or timing. Find out which it is, and fix it." - Gunnar Peterson (click to tweet) Do


145: How To Destress in a Chaotic World
May 23, 2016
"There's power in doing... nothing." - James Swanwick (click to tweet) Key Takeaways: Be purposeful about taking time to be alone, to refresh and recharge


144: BOOK REVIEW: I Quit Sugar
May 20, 2016
The Notes: Learn how to read labels, and read them for every food that you buy Juices that are promoted as “no added sugar” does


143: How to Increase Your Income Through Storytelling with Bo Eason
May 18, 2016
“Society has told us being a predator is a bad thing. But a predator is noble, trustworthy, can be lethal, and is impossible to ignore.”


142: How To Have Your Most Productive Day Ever
May 16, 2016
“Don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” - Benjamin Franklin (click to tweet) Key Takeaways:   Control your focus on one single


141: BOOK REVIEW: "Relentless" by Tim Grover
May 13, 2016
"If what you want doesn't line up equal what you are willing to sacrifice to get it, you don't want it bad enough." - Tim Grover


140: Why You Should Put Yourself Through Hell: Engineering Sealfit Kokoro Camp
May 11, 2016
“If we don’t challenge ourselves, in big form and consistently, then we get weaker and weaker until we're afraid to take on challenges.” - Mark


139: Can You Really "Think and Grow Rich?"
May 7, 2016
“Nevermind what they say if you meet with temporary defeat, for they, perhaps, do not know that every failure brings with it the seed of


138: Surviving 50 hours of HELL: Sealfit Kokoro Camp with Steve Costello
May 7, 2016
Key Takeaways: You discover things about yourself you wouldn't know otherwise when you're put through hell In the modern age, we don't have very much


Roz Savage
April 27, 2016
“Love the success while it’s happening, but don’t become too attached to it. Always be appreciative for it, and know that everything changes.” - Roz


Managing diet and stress without giving up your lifestyle, a conversation with fat loss expert Anthony DiClementi
April 20, 2016
“In dieting, generic programs usually yield generic results. Know your own body!” - Anthony Diclementi (click to tweet)           Everybody’s got stress in their


135: Darren and Mary from James' Apartment Complex
April 15, 2016



Can You Recycle Social Media? How Anyone Can Skyrocket Social Media Productivity with Laura Roeder of Edgar
April 13, 2016
“The idea that you have to create several new pieces of content every day for the rest of your life is what makes social media


133: How Matt Pocius Made $1 Million at age 18
April 11, 2016



132: Should We Take a Year Off? Karan Bajaj
April 6, 2016
“When you tie your life to one dimension which you’re working and making money in, you’re not fully understanding who you are and what you’re


131: Which Major Brands Are Lying to You About Their “Healthy” Green Juice? With Ian Ryan of Fearless and Healthy
March 30, 2016
“It doesn’t matter how healthy something is, too much of it is a bad thing.” - Ian Ryan (click to tweet)     We’ve been


130: Eating Like a Caveman with Robb Wolf
March 23, 2016
“Don’t use a lack of grass-fed meats, the ideal option, etc, to deter your diet. Following a diet is all about making do with what


How You Can Use Social Skills to Raise Your Income with Tai Lopez
March 18, 2016
The Steps: Read the room: Understand the personality types and how to deal with each of them Adjust to the people in the room: People


128: How To Make Six Figures In 6 Months Or Less with Peter Voogd
March 17, 2016
      The steps:   Absolute clarity: Know who you are, who you're not, and who you need to help you Elevate your circle


The Psychology of Party Culture with Self-Proclaimed “Raging Dick-Head” Tucker Max
March 16, 2016
“When you decide to take full responsibility for everything in your life, you’ve made the leap from child to adult.” - Tucker Max (click to


Why I Quit Drinking In 2010 (And How It Created A Lifetime Of Healthy Habits)
March 11, 2016
March 11, 2010, is a significant day for me: it's when I started a 30-day no alcohol challenge, which turned into a permanent lifestyle change

Clark Danger
The Secret Ingredient Behind the World’s Greatest Minds with Clark Danger
March 9, 2016
"Saying that you don’t have the time to journal is like being on a road-trip and saying you don’t have time to get gas." -


Will You Pass the Deathbed Test? An Interview with Daniel Francis of Elite Man Academy
March 2, 2016
“Monitoring how you spend your time is one of the most important decisions you make.” - Daniel Francis (click to tweet)     Are you


The 5-Step Method to Accomplish Anything with Michael Sandler of the Inspire Nation Show
February 24, 2016
“Don’t climb the ladder, jump to the top rung.” - Michael Sandler (click to tweet) Do you have a method in place to make sure that

Andy Hnilo
Is Skin Care Manly? How Your Skin Affects Your Life, and 3 Ways to Improve It with Andy Hnilo
February 17, 2016
“You are your own walking billboard. If you want to make a good impression, take care of your appearance.” - Andy Hnilo (click to tweet)


Creating Strong Connections and Developing Relationships with Keith Ferrazzi
February 8, 2016
Relationships are at the core of everything you want in the life. Regardless of what your goals in life are, there are people in your


James Swanwick's Life Story
February 3, 2016
I've had a lot of ups and downs in my life. I've fallen in love, had my heart broken, run a large news agency and

Michael Friedman
121: Calculating the Full Cost of Drinking with Dr. Michael Friedman
February 3, 2016
“If you’re doing the things you want to do, people will hone in on that energy, and you’ll attract the right relationships into your life.”


5 Ways To Sleep Better
November 29, 2015
Sleep is SO important. It keeps us healthy, regulates our hormones, gives us mental clarity, happiness, rejuvenates us… A bad night’s sleep leaves us cranky,


Mia Kleregard - Swedish Drinking Culture
September 12, 2015
Hello again from Stockholm Sweden. Today I’m joined by a local friend of mine Mia Kleregard, as we discus the fascinating history of the Swedish


Episode 076-All Day Energy-Yuri Elkaim
September 1, 2015
Episode 097 - How to Get More Energy There’s one thing that gives all of us more drive, more vitality, fitness and happiness: it’s energy.


Episode 073- Leon Logothetis-Change Your Life With Travel
August 27, 2015
Do you ever dream of leaving the 9 to 5 and traveling the world? Today we are talking all about the art of travel and


Episode 072 - Get comfortable feeling uncomfortable
August 26, 2015
Episode 072: Get comfortable feeling uncomfortable How often to you put yourself in uncomfortable situations throughout the week? I’m not talking about risky circumstances that


Episode 071: Why You Should Get a Coach, with Tony Stubblebine
August 14, 2015
Episode 71: Why You Should Get a Coach There’s one thing the most successful people in the world have in common: they have hired coaches


James Swanwick Named On Forbes.com "Networking Experts To Watch In 2015"
January 10, 2015
My friend John Corcoran, a Contributor at Forbes, recently compiled a list called 25 Networking Experts To Watch In 2015. I'm honored to be included. Here


What I Learned After 5 Years Alcohol-Free
November 18, 2014
James sober in Hollywood. Five years ago today, I made a simple bet with myself: I would go 30 days without drinking socially. Friends often


The "25 Technique": How To Connect With Anyone and Advance In Your Career
October 28, 2014
How would you cold email Jennifer Aniston? (See below.) Are you looking for a great job? Want to meet key clients, investors, and advisors who


7 Ways to be a Beast in Bed
October 20, 2014
From the moment you’re born, society tells you what is, and is not, acceptable. Especially when it comes to sex. [A couple having intimate sex]


How I Read A Book A Day
September 2, 2014
It’s @JamesSwanwick here, creator and host of Alpha Male Club podcast. I can now read a book a day. And I’m about to teach you


How To Build A $1m Blog In Two Years
August 30, 2014
It’s @JamesSwanwick here, creator and host of Alpha Male Club. How would you like to build a million-dollar blog within two years? Joel Brown, fellow


What I learned interviewing celebrities
June 22, 2014
I interviewed famous movie stars when I was a Hollywood entertainment correspondent, 2003-2010. Friends often ask me what it was like and encourage me to


How To Look Better Naked Eating The "Original Human Diet"
March 21, 2014
There has been a lot of buzz about Paleo diets and caveman diets. If you want to get the best information about how eating this


Sexiest Women of 2014 Say They’re Attracted To Men Who Have This 1 Thing
March 10, 2014
WHAT do Hollywood bombshells including Kate Upton, Mila Kunis, Eva Mendes and Rihanna all have in common? They say they’re all attracted to men with


How I Bluffed ESPN and Became a SportsCenter Anchor
February 4, 2014
That's me, sitting behind the iconic SportsCenter desk in the ESPN studios. James Swanwick bluffed his way to anchor ESPN SportsCenter Three cameras, two sound-men,


This is How You Create Work Opportunities for Yourself
January 20, 2014
James Swanwick You’re about to see a GREAT example of how one of my readers is generating work opportunities. Seattle-based Daniel Vu subscribed to my


How To Make A Living From Writing
January 12, 2014
I almost never accept guest posts. But when one of my readers, Frank Jones, offered to write one, I didn’t hesitate to make an exception.


How to stand out in a crowd like Brian Wilson
December 30, 2013
James with baseball star Brian Wilson (left) LAST night I went out with some friends to a Bondi Beach bar in Sydney, Australia and ran


How you'll get rich by thinking
December 8, 2013
Think rich and get rich Why are some people rich and many poor? It’s all in the mindset. If you want to become wealthy you


Warren Buffett: 4 things I've learned
December 8, 2013
Warren Buffett I’ve been listening to the audio edition of the book, “The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life”. Buffett is one of


Paul Walker's eerie interview with me
December 4, 2013
Paul Walker I interviewed Hollywood actor Paul Walker twice, back when I was a celebrity journalist. The first time was at the Andaz West Hollywood


What Hugh Hefner told me at the Playboy Mansion
November 29, 2013
James and Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion I met Hugh Hefner in 2007 in the library of his infamous Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles.


Choices you will regret in 10 years
November 29, 2013
  There is no such thing as a life without any regrets. I’m currently sitting in the front yard of my Venice Beach, California, apartment


How to finish what you started
September 24, 2013
Do you often feel frustrated that you can never finish what you started? You set yourself goals but you fall just a little bit short


How to accept “it is what it is”
September 3, 2013
I was back visiting my home country of Australia recently and decided to go see the Sydney Opera House. I wanted a postcard photo. But…it


My 102-year-old grandmother reveals secrets to long, and happy life
August 27, 2013
My grandmother, Hazel Swanwick, is 102-years-old. I call her, “Nandy”. She’s amazing. One of the great experiences of my life was being able to sit


Grandpa inteview
August 20, 2013
My 96-year-old war hero grandfather tells all My grandfather, Neil Russell, is 96-years-old. I call him “Grandpa”. He’s a World War II hero and father


FIVE things successful people do that you’re probably not doing
August 17, 2013
FIVE things successful people do that you’re probably not doing Richard Branson. Bill Gates. Warren Buffett. Oprah Winfrey. Beyonce. These are just some of the


Two ‘healthy’ JUNK FOODS to eat on your diet cheat day
August 13, 2013
The problem with diet cheat days is that you can put all the weight back on that you’d worked so hard to lose the previous


How To Get Started In A New Career
August 10, 2013
How to get started in a new career So you’ve decided to switch careers OR you’re just starting out. You’re probably asking yourself, “Where do


How to Make New Friends
August 6, 2013
Do you often feel like you don’t have ENOUGH friends? Do you feel lonely because nobody’s ever inviting you to go out? Maybe, you even


How To Finish What You Started
June 17, 2013
Do you often feel frustrated that you can never finish what you started? You set yourself goals but you fall just a little bit short


Fake It Til You Make It: How I Bluffed My Way to Anchor ESPN SportsCenter
May 31, 2013
HOW TO FACE YOUR FEARS, CRUSH THEM, BE BOLD AND FULFILL YOUR DREAMS I’m sitting behind the iconic SportsCenter desk in the ESPN studios. Three


How To Become A Sports Broadcaster with Lewis Howes [VIDEO]
April 17, 2013
Meet Lewis Howes. Lewis is a retired Football player, co-author of LinkedIn success book, LinkedIn Master Strategies and LinkedWorking: Generating Success on LinkedIn and founder


How To Become A TV Journalist with Thai Neave [VIDEO]
June 18, 2012
Meet Thai Neave. Thai is an experienced TV host, most famous for being a SportsCenter anchor on ESPN. I caught up with him in New


How To Become A Travel Writer with Maneesh Sethi [VIDEO]
June 17, 2012
Meet Maneesh Sethi. Maneesh has been traveling around the world since 2008, starting companies, freelancing, outsourcing, and building online businesses. Inspired by the book, "4


I Just Sponsored A Family.. So Why Do I Feel Guilty?
June 2, 2012
By JAMES SWANWICK (l-r) Carolina (4), James, Jonathan (5), Wendy (11) and Kimberly (7 months) Introducing you to the family I just sponsored in Guatemala


10 Years Ago: How "Hutchy" Broke the Wayne Carey Scandal
April 19, 2012
It was the scandal that rocked Australian sport. Wayne Carey quits the Kangaroos in disgrace, March 13, 2002 In March, 2002, one of the country's


Why Joaquin Phoenix Told Me To "Take A Hike!”
April 16, 2012
Joaquin Phoenix By JAMES SWANWICK I made a big mistake. I pushed Hollywood movie star Joaquin Phoenix too far. In 2005, I interviewed Phoenix via


From The US Army to Famous Journalist
April 16, 2012
Scott Shannon and Evan Matthew don’t know each other. Scott Shannon But they share something in common. They both started in the US Army before


Legendary New York DJ would rather suffer root canal than interview this rock star
April 16, 2012
David Cassidy Scott Shannon is currently the co-host of the "Scott and Todd in the Morning" show on WPLJ in New York, host of The


I was kidnapped by al Qaeda – and survived [journalist Michael Ware’s story]
April 16, 2012
  Michael Ware Only one known westerner has ever been kidnapped by al Qaeda and survived. He is Michael Ware. In 2004, the former Time


50% of people get their jobs using THIS one tip
April 12, 2012
Your network of friends and contacts By JAMES SWANWICK DID you know that only ten percent of people find a job by applying directly to


Terrible news for journalists! Plus one AWESOME tip
April 12, 2012
Develop an in-depth knowledge of a particular subject By JAMES SWANWICK I keep reading the bad news. Budgets at newspapers, radio and television stations are


3 tips to earn $$$s while travelling overseas, from a freelancer hero [Adam’s story]
April 12, 2012
  Adam Ellick, New York Times By JAMES SWANWICK Everyone says the same thing. "Freelance journalism is hard!" "It doesn’t pay the bills." "It's too


Why ESPN hired "big, bald headed guy" to anchor SportsCenter - by Scott Van Pelt
April 12, 2012
Scott Van Pelt Scott Van Pelt is an American sportscaster and anchor for the 11pm edition of SportsCenter on ESPN in the US and host of The Scott Van Pelt Show on ESPN


From Kansas to Hollywood starlet [Taryn’s inspiring story]
April 12, 2012
Taryn Southern Taryn Southern is an American singer, actress, comedian and entertainment journalist.  Southern spoke to Insider Journalism Secrets about how she went from Witchita, Kansas