The Basics


Episode: 005

Who: James Swanwick. James Swanwick is an Australian-American investor and TV & podcast host based in Hollywood, California. Swanwick is the creator of the Swannies blue-light blocking glasses, 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge, and 47-Day Habit Hacker.


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What we cover:

  • His story
  • Why drinking can be/is a bad thing
  • Why you should take his 30-day drinking challenge
  • His book on socialising without alcohol
  • Ways to reduce your alcohol consumption
  • What happened when he stopped consuming alcohol
  • The importance of habits and how you can ensure your habits are working for you and not causing you problems
  • Who his favourite interviews have been with
  • Who he would love to interview
  • The main difference between those who are successful and those who aren’t
  • What issues are potentially holding us back in life
  • How can you be more like James
  • How he bluffed ESPN into hiring him, without experience, by taking action
  • What is a Swannie and why should you get one
  • His personal favourite books, gym exercise etc
  • His tips for being a better people person
  • Who he looks to as a role model in his life
  • What he thinks all men should do right now



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Something to reflect on:

Do you like to have a few drinks or do you need to have a few drinks? Can you control your drinking? Can you cope without having a drink in the evening, after work or at the weekend? James’s challenge sounds simple but it may open up a lot of questions about your drinking and why you drink. Are you brave enough to try it? 30 days is nothing in the grand scheme of a normal life. It sounds simple but it may end up changing your life. Try it and let me know what happened in the comments below.



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