Your Time With James Sweetman
Episode 90 I’m stuck in the wrong career

Episode 90 I’m stuck in the wrong career

January 20, 2021

We all have times when we feel ‘stuck in a rut.’ But there’s a difference between a lack of motivation, or feeling a little ‘blah,’ and knowing in your soul that you’ve spent too long in a job that’s no longer right for you.

This week, in the first of a two-part episode, I’m sharing tips and insights for people who find themselves at a career crossroads, or who are seeking to instigate change, so their working lives more accurately reflects who they are and what’s important to them.

Episode 89 Working From Home

Episode 89 Working From Home

January 13, 2021

This week I’m exploring the topic of working from home or living at work as it is perhaps more accurately described. As someone who has worked from home for nearly 20 years, I share what I’ve learned, including the hidden pros and cons, as well as some suggestions for how to make working from home work for you.

 

Episode 88 Resolve, not resolutions

Episode 88 Resolve, not resolutions

January 6, 2021

Normally, at the start of January, the focus is on a fresh start, or a ‘new you’ for the New Year. But as we continue to endure the Covid 19 crisis and another lockdown, for me, it’s a time for resolve, not resolutions.

In this week’s episode, the focus is on strategies for digging deep yet again. If you ‘switched off’ over Christmas, this episode is an opportunity for a ‘reboot.’

Episode 87 What’s important this Christmas

Episode 87 What’s important this Christmas

December 23, 2020

Even in a normal year, everything is amplified at Christmas and 2020 has been far from a normal year. The expectations of Christmas can be weighty, there’s even the pressure of having a ‘Happy Christmas.’

In this week’s episode, I share what Christmas means to me as well as tips and insights for a healthy dose of self-care at this time of the year.

Episode 86 What 2020 has taught me

Episode 86 What 2020 has taught me

December 16, 2020

Now, on the cusp of the New Year and at least the psychological possibility of a fresh start, I’m looking back and asking - what do I know now that I didn’t know twelve months ago? 

In a year of dark clouds, I’m searching for silver linings. So this week I’m sharing 20 lessons life has taught me in 2020, many the hard way.

Episode 85 In conversation with PM Summit co-founder Raymond Poole

Episode 85 In conversation with PM Summit co-founder Raymond Poole

December 9, 2020

I’m joined this week by Raymond Poole, co-founder of the annual PM Summit. We chat about the impact Covid 19 has had on his business and how he has moved his annual conference, that takes place on 15th December, online (www.pmsummit.global.)

Our conversation turned personal as we speak honestly about how cancer gate-crashed our lives and how we are both dealing with the grief of losing our Dads within the last year.

Episode 84 In conversation with model & pro-age advocate Mary Dunne

Episode 84 In conversation with model & pro-age advocate Mary Dunne

December 2, 2020

This week I’m joined by model, stylist and pro-age advocate Mary Dunne. In a wide-ranging conversation, we discuss positive ageing and how she embarked on a new career in her sixties.

Mary’s approach to life is so inspiring. She shares her insights on wellness and beauty and looking and feeling good at any age.

Episode 83 My favourite books of 2020

Episode 83 My favourite books of 2020

November 25, 2020

This week I’m talking about books, one of my great passions. I share with you my favourite reads of 2020, the biographies, novels and of course the personal development books too.

People often ask me what I’m reading and this episode is my long answer. If you are a book lover, or simply seeking some book recommendations, something to curl up with on a winter’s evening, then be sure to tune in.

Episode 82 What makes a good manager?

Episode 82 What makes a good manager?

November 18, 2020

Managers today feel pressure from below, from staff with big expectations, and from above, from senior managers who want them to be leaders. Whilst expertise and execution remain key management competencies, today, empathy is equally vital.

In this week’s episode, I explore the 7 skills and attributes that a modern manager needs to succeed in their role. If you are a team leader or manager, this is an episode not to be missed.

Episode 81 In conversation with Bibi Baskin

Episode 81 In conversation with Bibi Baskin

November 11, 2020

This week I’m joined by a very special guest, Bibi Baskin (www.bibibaskin.ie

As a broadcaster, Bibi has presented more than 1000 TV shows and was the first woman in Ireland to have her own chat show. Long before The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel opened its doors, she converted a landmark building in Kerala, Southern India, transforming it into a renowned hotel.

Harnessing all her knowledge and experience she delivers talks and seminars on the many aspects of wellness. In an uplifting and wide-ranging conversation, Bibi shares what she considers to be at the heart of wellness and well-being. We also chat about change, coping with it and instigating it. Bibi’s new book ‘The Happy Book Vol 2’ is out this week.

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