Your Time With James Sweetman
Episode 14: Dealing with a difficult co-worker

Episode 14: Dealing with a difficult co-worker

July 10, 2019

Whilst there is no one right way of dealing with a difficult co-worker, we can endeavour to interact with them in a way that feels most authentic to us.

We cannot control other people, but we can control our response to them. In this week’s episode, I share observations on the underlying causes of challenging behaviour at work as well as strategies for managing ourselves more effectively in those situations.

Episode 13 My favourite personal & spiritual development books

Episode 13 My favourite personal & spiritual development books

July 3, 2019

From novels to history, biographies to spiritual development, I’m a real bookworm.

I’m frequently asked to recommend books and in this week’s episode, I speak about 6 books I’ve read multiple times and each time I take something new from them.

If you are seeking an inspiring read this summer, something to stir your wisdom as well as your imagination, then you might want to check them out.

Episode 12 Mid-year review

Episode 12 Mid-year review

June 26, 2019

It’s hard to believe that we are at the mid-point of the year!

In this week’s episode, I share some powerful coaching questions that will create the space for you to pause and reflect on your year to date.

Some questions will enable you to harness the wisdom from lessons learned, others will allow you to ‘feed-forward’ (as opposed to feedback!) and focus on what’s important to you over the coming months.”

Episode 11 Be a better you this summer.

Episode 11 Be a better you this summer.

June 19, 2019

In summer when nature is at its vibrant best, give yourself permission to break out of your normal routines, bloom and be the best of yourself.

In this week’s episode, I share some tips and insights so you can blossom this summer.

Episode 10 Modern Leadership – Essential Skills & Aptitudes

Episode 10 Modern Leadership – Essential Skills & Aptitudes

June 12, 2019

As a discipline leadership is changing.

There is a shift away from the old heroic view of leadership where one gifted man has all the answers. Modern leadership is about creating an environment where engaged people can innovate a path through complex and ever-changing business challenges.

So what are the skills and competencies of modern leadership?

This is the question I explore in this week’s slightly more business-focussed episode. Of course, we are the leader when it comes to our own lives so the traits of modern leadership can also be viewed through this lens.

Episode 9 ‘We all just want to be happy.’

Episode 9 ‘We all just want to be happy.’

June 5, 2019

We all just want to be happy, but what does happiness mean to us?

In this week’s episode, I share some observations around happiness and share 6 practical tips for boosting our levels of happiness, or to put it more accurately, to create the space and to be open to receiving enhanced levels of happiness.

Episode 8: How to worry less.

Episode 8: How to worry less.

May 29, 2019

“Most of us are Olympic standard worriers, I know I tend to be.

I might even get worried when I’ve nothing concrete to worry about! Of course, worrying is part of our defence mechanism.

We predict the worst case scenario in a futile effort to gain some control.

In this week’s episode, I explore some of the underlying limiting beliefs we run that bubble up as excessive worry and most importantly I share strategies that you can apply when your worrying mind is racing away with itself.”

Episode 7 ‘Coping with Change’

Episode 7 ‘Coping with Change’

May 22, 2019

“Why do we resist change? How to manage change? These are the two questions explored in this week’s episode.

In fact, let’s forget about managing change, it’s coping with change. We all know change is constant, both in life and in work. Resilience, flexibility and the ability to simply cope with change are essential skills.

Tune in to discover the 10 reasons why we resist change and 5 strategies for coping with change.”

Episode 6 How do you define success?

Episode 6 How do you define success?

May 15, 2019

“Traditionally, the word ‘success’ has been associated with the trappings of financial wealth.

It’s a definition of success epitomised by the phrase accredited to Malcolm Forbes ‘he who has the most toys wins.

However, more of us are questioning what ‘being successful’ really means.

Here’s my take on a more modern and more holistic definition of success.”

Episode 5 Do you struggle switching off?

Episode 5 Do you struggle switching off?

May 8, 2019

I don’t know about you, but in recent times I’ve found switching off more of a challenge. With summer approaching I’m making a conscious effort to switch off and relax, not just whilst on holiday (that’s a challenge in itself!) but at the end of the day, or even for short breaks during the working day.

I have a plan with 5 strategies, some are like old friends I want to revisit and others are new. In this week’s episode, I share all 5 with you.