QLC 061: Quit Alcohol & Change Your Life with James Swanwick

In this episode of The Quarter Life Comeback podcast, I chat to James Swanwick about working for free and how to quit alcohol and change your life.

Today I’m excited to welcome James Swanwick to The Quarter Life Comeback podcast.

James Swanwick is a motivational coach, author, speaker, investor, former ESPN anchor on SportsCenter and founder of The 30-Day No Alcohol Challenge.

After returning from a trip to South America, James decided to take a month off from drinking. However, after completing the 30 days and experiencing better mood, focus, energy, skin and more, he decided to keep going as long as he could.

This became a turning point in James’ life as his career also took off. He landed a dream job on ESPN and has interviewed world leaders and celebrities including Al Gore, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Hugh Hefner and New York Times best-selling authors including John Gray and Keith Ferrazzi.

Now 7 years later, James is still alcohol-free and runs The 30-Day No Alcohol Challenge, which helps people to take a month off of drinking to find their peak performance and evaluate their relationship with alcohol along with its effects on the human body.

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  • How to land your dream job by working for free
  • Why James decided to quit alcohol for 30 days
  • The life-changing benefits he’s experienced ever since
  • Should you start by drinking less or quit altogether?
  • Can you really have fun without alcohol?
  • Lessons learned from interviewing the world’s biggest celebrities

Hear more and get the full show notes at bryanteare.com/061.

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Bryan Teare is a coach and host of The Quarter Life Comeback podcast where he interviews various experts, mentors and other inspiring guests to empower young adults to create extraordinary lives. Follow him on Twitter at @BryanTeare.

Originally published at bryanteare.com on May 1, 2017.