Episode #7 – Taking Your Life From Average To Awesome with James Swanwick

Ask yourself: If you truly want to change your world and achieve your dreams, how are you going to get there?

Everyone talks about the power of networking. Personally, I HATE it. But that’s not to say you can’t set yourself up with the right mind-frame to absolutely crush every social situation you find yourself in.

Seriously. The power of one meaningful connection can lead to your breakthrough.

Yes, I know. You can’t predict the future. BUT you can put the pieces in place today.

Welcome to Episode #7 of the Rich20Something podcast!

Just ask my friend, James Swanwick.

James is an Australian-American motivational coach and speaker, ESPN anchor on SportsCenter, author, and self-proclaimed NON-drinker.

Want to know how James went from working construction to interviewing world leaders and celebrities like Al Gore, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Hugh Hefner??

Listen to today’s episode to learn how to attract the kind of people that you want in your life, why he gave up drinking alcohol 4 years ago, and the difference between being average, good, and awesome.

Seriously guys… When you see other people who are doing EXACTLY what you want to do…and you realize that they had to overcome all the same barriers as you…everything becomes a lot clearer.

Honestly…it’s just really damn motivating.


[2:18] James’ background in journalism and sports casting

[11:16] From working construction to interviewing world leaders and celebrities

[14:44] Networking with a lot of people vs connecting with one high-caliber person

[16:19] Success drives you to higher goals

[24:43] Productivity tips for mornings

[27:59] Staying consistent: the key to health

[29:20] Aren’t Australians supposed to drink a lot?

[34:43] Drinking alcohol doesn’t actually give you confidence

[45:11] We are the “sheeple” – we follow the herd…Don’t be!!

[47:09] Understanding yourself comes down to the questions you ask yourself

[51:01] Becoming a master questioner

[54:29] Find someone to make you accountable

Daniel DiPiazza

Daniel is the founder and CEO of Rich20Something. A millennial business mastermind, he has successfully started three consecutive freelance businesses and scaled them to over $100K in revenue with zero startup capital. His work is regularly featured in Time Magazine, Fortune, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Fox News, and Yahoo! Business. His debut book, Rich20Something, publishes on May 2, 2017.