Your Time With James Sweetman
Episode 40 Conquering the January Blues

Episode 40 Conquering the January Blues

January 15, 2020

So many of us find January a long gloomy month. The Christmas and New Year festivities are behind us and the weather is still dark and cold.

Did you know that the third Monday of January is known as ‘Blue Monday,’ supposedly the most depressing day of the year?  So it is timely that in this week’s episode I share 8 practical ways you can conquer those January blues.

Episode 39 What do you really want in 2020?

Episode 39 What do you really want in 2020?

January 8, 2020

Many of us struggle to seriously contemplate the question that is at the heart of all goal-setting and personal development work - what do I want?

So this week, with the possibilities for 2020 ahead of us, I’m taking you through my personal favourite goal-setting framework.

It’s wrapped around the acronym PEACE. Not only is it insightful and practical, but it spells out what deep down, most of us are seeking.

Episode 38 Antidote to New Year Resolutions

Episode 38 Antidote to New Year Resolutions

January 1, 2020

The traditional approach to New Year Resolutions and goal-setting doesn’t work for me. I find the strive until you arrive mentality simply too exhausting.

In this week’s episode, I share how I set my intention for the year ahead. I show you how to harness the Law of Attraction and co-create with Life. For me, it’s really all about savouring the process of creating, as we endeavour to shine our light more brightly in 2020.

Episode 37 Getting Christmassy

Episode 37 Getting Christmassy

December 18, 2019

Do you feel Christmassy? Are you all set for Christmas?

These are common questions at this time of year. Emotions are amplified at Christmas and for many people, it is a stressful and challenging time.

In this week’s episode, I share my thoughts on making Christmas meaningful, as well as tips for destressing in the run-up to Christmas.”

Episode 36 2019 The Review

Episode 36 2019 The Review

December 11, 2019

As another year closes it is an opportunity to reflect on the last 12 months, to savour on the highs and take the learning from the lows.

In this week’s episode, I share 20 powerful questions that have the themes of gratitude and completion running through them.

Reflecting on these questions has become a ritual for me at this time of year, so not only do I pose the questions, but I also answer them.

Episode 35 My favourite books of the year

Episode 35 My favourite books of the year

December 4, 2019

I’m a great lover of books and I read a lot.

In this week’s episode, I take you through the 30 plus books I’ve read and enjoyed this year. The novels, biographies, business and personal development books.

If you are seeking a good book to get stuck into this Christmas or some ideas for gifts, this is the episode for you.

Episode 34 Giving Thanks

Episode 34 Giving Thanks

November 27, 2019

This Thursday is Thanksgiving, a holiday I wish we celebrated in this part of the world (and not just as the eve of ‘Black Friday!)

Being thankful enriches our lives. Gratitude is also the difference between fulfilment and achievement.

In this week’s episode, I share 6 insights on gratitude, 6 practices to help you cultivate an attitude of gratitude.”

 

Episode 33 Breaking down barriers

Episode 33 Breaking down barriers

November 20, 2019

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Pondering this historic event I was struck by parallels with our own lives.

In this week’s episode I pose questions such as - where have we put up barriers? Equally, if we are facing difficult circumstances and are struggling to see how things can change, there is comfort in knowing that seemingly insurmountable challenges can be overcome in ways we cannot predict.

Episode 32 The Ultimate Teacher

Episode 32 The Ultimate Teacher

November 13, 2019

My family had a bereavement earlier this year and the passing of a loved always reminds us of how precious life is.

At funerals we will hear phrases such as ‘life is too short,’ ‘it puts things in perspective,’ and ‘it reminds you of what’s really important.’

The ‘it’ of course being death.

In this week’s episode, I share my thoughts as to how death is perhaps the ultimate teacher. What I thought might be a solemn topic actually turned out to be insightful even inspirational.

Episode 31 Your Hour to Empower

Episode 31 Your Hour to Empower

November 6, 2019

How can you act on what matters most and not be at the mercy of what matters least?

What is the antidote to putting things on the long finger?

These are the two questions driving this week’s episode. I’ll be sharing tips and insights on the ‘3Ps’ – Priorities, Productivity and Proactivity and how to harness them into your ‘hour to empower.’