Your Time With James Sweetman
Episode 65 There’s more to life than busyness

Episode 65 There’s more to life than busyness

July 8, 2020

Busy being busy is a habit many of us have picked up. We equate being busy with being productive, but that is not always the case.

The Covid 19 lockdown has reminded me that there is more to life than busyness. In this week’s episode, I share strategies to counter-balance the habit of busyness and if you are like me and can struggle to switch off, I’ve also included an exercise that will broaden your perspective and remind you of what’s truly important.

Episode 64 Putting the ‘Self’ in Self Confidence’

Episode 64 Putting the ‘Self’ in Self Confidence’

July 1, 2020

Putting the ‘self’ into self-confidence means honouring what we want and what works for us and not focusing as much on how others might be judging us. It’s also about forging a new balance between honesty and modesty, as we take ownership of all our great qualities.

It’s difficult to make the leap from a perceived lack of confidence straight into self-confidence. You need a strategy to bridge the gap between where you are now and where you would like to be. In this week’s episode, I share two strategies that have worked for me and my clients.

Episode 63 What I know at 50

Episode 63 What I know at 50

June 24, 2020

Last weekend I celebrated a milestone birthday. The big 50. I believe life is always teaching me, so in this week’s episode I share 50 thoughtful gems of wisdom I’ve learned many the hard way. Some are quotes that guide and inspire me, others are insights forged by life’s tests, some I’d even classify as ‘aha moments.

Episode 62 Rob Cullen – A weight loss journey

Episode 62 Rob Cullen – A weight loss journey

June 17, 2020

Rob Cullen and his wife Yvonne lost an incredible 13 stone in weight between them. In this week’s episode, Rob shares the practical tips that worked for them. What I love about Rob and Yvonne’s inspirational weight loss journey and lifestyle changes is that it’s full of common-sense ideas. Knowing your why, habit stacking and investing just 1% of your time in your own well-being were just some of the insights I took from our conversation. 

Episode 61 Words to Inspire

Episode 61 Words to Inspire

June 10, 2020

In this week’s episode, I share some of my favourite quotes, my go-to words of wisdom from a variety of sources, words that inspire and challenge me to align with my best self.

A great quote encapsulates, in the fewest words possible, a Universal Truth, it will stop me in my tracks and expand my thinking. A great quote will often remind me of something I thought I had forgotten. I hope you will find them equally inspiring.

Episode 60 Work Life Blend – The New Dynamic

Episode 60 Work Life Blend – The New Dynamic

June 3, 2020

For many people, the new world of work means the boundary between home and work life is more blurred than ever. In this week’s episode, I share 10 tips for managing your work life blend. Some are based on tried and tested time management and productivity principles, others are ideas to help us navigate the challenges of the new working reality.

Episode 59 Interview with Jayann Walsh, Coach & podcast host

Episode 59 Interview with Jayann Walsh, Coach & podcast host

May 27, 2020

Join me this week for an uplifting chat with Executive & Life Coach Jayann Walsh who is also the host of the Mastering Your Wellness Podcast. We chat about why you don’t have to be ‘pandemic perfect.’ Jayann also shares some great tips on dealing with your inner critic, how she deals with life’s challenges and listening to your own voice.

Episode 58 Leadership during a crisis

Episode 58 Leadership during a crisis

May 20, 2020

As we endure the Covid 19 crisis, the spotlight is on leadership across all levels of society. Effective leadership can be difficult to define, but we recognise it when we see it. Once again, Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand is viewed as the role model for compassionate and authentic leadership during a crisis. What can we learn and adapt from her?

Episode 57 Interview with Phillip Twyford, aka The Curly Marketer

Episode 57 Interview with Phillip Twyford, aka The Curly Marketer

May 13, 2020

This week I sat down with Phillip Twyford, aka The Curly Marketer, to chat about all things social media. We speak about how social media strategy has to be an extension of business strategy, as well as how the current Covid 19 crisis has changed how people and businesses are using social media. If you are seeking tips on how to engage your online audience and raise awareness of your brand, be sure to tune in.

Episode 56 Journaling – Right it out.

Episode 56 Journaling – Right it out.

May 6, 2020

I started to write a diary, noting events of my day on 1st January 1986. I’ve written a diary entry every day since. I’ve also filled countless journals, capturing my thoughts, reflections and ideas. In this week’s episode, I speak about the many benefits of journaling, how this practice has enriched my life and I close with some reflection questions to set you on your own journaling journey.