Your Time With James Sweetman
Episode 95 Knowing your worth

Episode 95 Knowing your worth

February 24, 2021

The vast majority of us run the programme of imposter syndrome, that familiar fear of not feeling worthy or good enough. As I often say, we run the gamut between waiting to be found and waiting to be found out.

In this week’s episode, I’m delving into the topic of knowing your worth. I share 5 ways to widen your perspective so you can take a more objective stance when it comes to assessing how you add value in your role.

Episode 94 Saying No guilt free

Episode 94 Saying No guilt free

February 17, 2021

Most of us struggle to ‘say no.’ We run a cocktail of fears and beliefs preventing the word ‘no’ escaping our lips. This week I’m sharing 10 tips for saying no and not feeling guilty about it.

Of course, saying no is not about being rude or unhelpful, nor does it mean not doing your job. It’s really about appropriate assertiveness, being aware of how you manage your time and energy, and how you balance your commitment to others with your commitment to yourself.

Episode 93 In conversation with Nick Willams

Episode 93 In conversation with Nick Willams

February 10, 2021

This week I’m joined from London by Nick Williams (www.iamnickwilliams.com) a gifted coach, speaker and the author of 19 books. Nick’s clients include BAFTA-winning producers, Olympians, CEOs and industry leaders. We explore the topic of thought-leadership, in particular, transforming lived experience into deliverable wisdom.

As writers and content creators, we also chat about creativity and over-coming inner resistance. I picked up many fascinating insights from Nick and I think you will too.

Episode 92 In conversation with Shirley O’Neill

Episode 92 In conversation with Shirley O’Neill

February 3, 2021

This week I’m joined by Shirley O’Neill, who lectures on change and performance management in the UCD Professional Academy. We chat about coping with change and overcoming resistance to change, as well as the pertinent topics of performance management and staff engagement whilst working remotely.

Shirley was so generous with her tips and insights, personally, I learned a lot from our conversation.

Episode 91 I’m Stuck in the wrong career – Part 2

Episode 91 I’m Stuck in the wrong career – Part 2

January 27, 2021

In the follow up to last week’s episode, I’m delving deeper into the topic of career change. I’m sharing ways to change perspective on your current situation, as well as exercises and tips.

If you’re feeling stuck, find yourself in career transition and are seeking to make career changes this year, this is the episode for you.

 

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.

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