Your Time With James Sweetman
Episode 76 Upgrade to a better you

Episode 76 Upgrade to a better you

September 23, 2020

Whilst we might crave to get back to normal, back to life pre-Covid, we have the opportunity to reach for something better and that starts by getting curious as to how we can be a ‘better’ version of ourselves.

I know one of my pulls for getting back to life as normal is the familiarity of old habits and routines that gave me certainty and made me feel safe. But I also know that many of my old habits were beyond their sell by date.

How can I live a more enriched life? Do I really need to do that or have that anymore? These are just some of the questions I share this week as we contemplate living more consciously.

Episode 75 James in conversation with Mandy Antzoylatos

Episode 75 James in conversation with Mandy Antzoylatos

September 16, 2020

Join me this week for an uplifting conversation with South African based Coach, Trainer and Facilitator Mandy Antzoylatos (www.freedom44.co.za)

We chat about what to do if you find yourself at a career crossroads and Mandy generously shares tips and insights from her popular workshop where the focus is on liberating your full awesomeness.

We also discuss how Covid 19 is making us reassess what’s important to us and how we can use this to instigate meaningful change. It was a fun and empowering conversation, an episode not to be missed.

Episode 74 Adding Value

Episode 74 Adding Value

September 9, 2020

If you want to run a successful business, are seeking to pivot your business, or simply want to climb the career ladder, it all comes down to Adding Value.

In this weeks episode, I play with the ‘V’ in Value and explore 8 concepts to help you add more value. I explore the dance between Visibility & Vulnerability and look at a shift in mindset to help you raise profile.

I also explore the importance of Vision, finding your Voice, knowing your Values, and the Victories you help your stakeholders achieve. Continuing with the theme, I even look at Visualisation and the role of Vibration in harnessing the law of attraction.

Episode 73 Keep Calm and Carry On

Episode 73 Keep Calm and Carry On

September 2, 2020

Usually, at the beginning of September, there is that sense of getting back to normal after the summer holidays. But 2020 has been anything but a normal year!

When I find I’m lacking in motivation or feel weighed down by feelings of worry and frustration, I rely on that mantra – ‘Keep Calm and Carry on’ and that’s the theme for this week’s episode.

So tune in and let me take you through, 7 tips, 7 handrails that I use to help me navigate these challenging times.

Episode 72 Career Fulfilment – The Key Ingredients’

Episode 72 Career Fulfilment – The Key Ingredients’

August 26, 2020

What’s the difference between career achievement and career fulfilment? What factors have to be present to experience a sustained sense of satisfaction from our working lives?

These are the questions I’m exploring in this week’s episode. I’ve drawn from my own experiences as someone who had achieved career success but little fulfilment, and also from working with clients in this area for nearly 20 years.

Whilst in recent months the world of work has changed dramatically for so many of us, the criteria required for career fulfilment are still as relevant.

Episode 71 Changing Career – The Lessons I learned’

Episode 71 Changing Career – The Lessons I learned’

August 19, 2020

In the last in the series of episodes marking my 20 year anniversary of resigning from my corporate job, I’m focusing on the lessons learned, the nuggets of wisdom I wish I’d known back then.

If you are contemplating changing career or seeking the courage to follow your passion, then be sure to tune in. We usually have habits of thinking, embedded beliefs when it comes to work, and like software, sometimes our mindset needs an upgrade.

So as well as lessons learned, in this episode I also share questions to stimulate your own thinking and perhaps give you some ammunition to instigate your own career evolution or revolution.”

Episode 70 How I knew I’d discovered my passion

Episode 70 How I knew I’d discovered my passion

August 12, 2020

In the follow up to last week’s episode where I shared my story of escaping the corporate rat race, I speak about how I discovered the world of life coaching and why I knew it was my calling.

Setting up any new business is never easy, even when you are following your passion. I take you through the highs and lows of those early years. I also share some tips and insights that I wish I’d known back then. If you’re at a crossroads and are seeking some inspiration to make a career change, I think you will find my story to be a worthwhile listen.

Episode 69 How I found the courage to change career

Episode 69 How I found the courage to change career

August 5, 2020

Twenty years ago this week, I resigned from my secure, salaried role as Customer Services Manager in an Insurance Company. I jumped from the career ladder I’d worked so hard to climb, into the unknown. Why? Because I was desperately unhappy and had reached the point where something had to change.

 

In this week’s episode, I share the story of my career and how I found the courage to make long-overdue changes. So many people want to live from a place of greater authenticity, to be truer to themselves. If you’re one such seeker be sure to tune into this episode where I speak about this critical turning point in my life.

Episode 68 Olympic lessons

Episode 68 Olympic lessons

July 29, 2020

Like so many people I’ve missed watching sport. If this was a normal year I’d now be enthralled with the Tokyo Olympics.

 

I’ve always been a big fan of the Olympics and Paralympics. Athletes at the top of their game and the excitement of world-class competition. Wearing my personal development and leadership hats there are many lessons we can learn from the Olympics.

 

In the absence of sporting action, in this week’s episode, I share five of them in an effort to kindle that Olympic spirit.

Episode 67 How to be easier on yourself

Episode 67 How to be easier on yourself

July 22, 2020

Most of us are so tough on ourselves, we are our own harshest critics, our own worst enemies.

 

In this week’s episode, I share 7 ‘reality checks,’ 7 truths that remind us how to be a little more gentle towards ourselves, to give ourselves the occasional break. In other words, we are exploring ways to be more self-compassionate.

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