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A Swift Kick In The Ass, is a podcast about positive personal change. The thought provoking show discusses strategies to help the ordinary person achieve extraordinary change. Hosted by lifelong friends John W. Curren and Tom Stewart who are on a quest to disrupt conventional thinking and find true freedom by living life on their own terms.

A Swift Kick In The Ass, is a podcast about positive personal change. The thought provoking show discusses strategies to help the ordinary person achieve extraordinary change. Hosted by lifelong friends John W. Curren and Tom Stewart who are on a quest to disrupt conventional thinking and find true freedom by living life on their own terms.
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A Swift Kick In The Ass, is a podcast about positive personal change. The thought provoking show discusses strategies to help the ordinary person achieve extraordinary change. Hosted by lifelong friends John W. Curren and Tom Stewart who are on a quest to disrupt conventional thinking and find true freedom by living life on their own terms.

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Episodes

Positivity - Living Life Like A Samurai

4/27/2018
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episode 92 A Swift Kick In The Ass. Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how to live positively while faced with a terminal illness. For the last 5 months, Tom struggled with an unknown neurological illness. A wrong diagnosis led him to seek a 2nd opinion and ultimately a brain biopsy to reveal what was wrong. The biopsy revealed three stage 3 tumors known as anaplastic astrocytoma a rare form of brain cancer. Now he is in the biggest fight of his life while...

Duration:00:35:56

Persistence In The Face Of Adversity

3/19/2018
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Ep 91 Persistence In The Face Of Adversity. Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how it is to face mortality when facing an unknown disease or condition. A continuation of the last episode THE kick In The Ass. We provide an update on Tom's condition and how he is dealing with the unknown neurological condition that is wreaking havoc on his life. What is it like to face possible death? how do you cope and accept the possibility of a terminal disease? Why you...

Duration:00:40:14

THE Kick In The Ass

1/21/2018
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EP 90 THE Kick In The Ass! Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how to face the fear of death and undiagnosed illness. The holidays brought Tom an unexpected gift...A neurological condition that has yet to be identified. How do you deal with the fear of possibly having a terminal disease? Tom discusses how he mentally faces an undiagnosed illness that has been plaguing him over the past month. Unbearable fear and anxiety are met with logic and spirituality to find...

Duration:00:48:03

Why Mom Was Right About Gratitude

11/19/2017
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Ep 89 Why Mom Was Right About Gratitude. Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss gratitude and how it can make you a better version of yourself. This is a Thanksgiving episode and will reveal wisdom from ancient Greece and Rome in the form of Stoic philosophy. How to help others without expecting anything in return. ——————— Find out more on...

Duration:00:42:58

Before You Get To Enough Is Enough

10/29/2017
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Ep 88 Before You Get To Enough Is Enough Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how to cope with the frustration of wanting to leave your job and pursue your "passion". How to tackle the problem of wanting to be somewhere else but needing to be where you are. How John got out of a bad relationship that would have changed his entire life and making the leap into entrepreneurship before he was ready. Decision making before you make a leap of faith. Tom discusses how...

Duration:00:34:20

Fail To Plan - Plan To Fail

10/15/2017
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Ep 8 Fail To Plan - Plan To Fail - A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast. Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how it is imperative to make a plan when trying to reach goals or make personal change. John and Tom talk about Hurricane Irma and how the people of South Florida failed to prepare and how that lack of preparation is similar to failing to reach goal milestones. ——————— Find out more on...

Duration:00:37:04

The Secret To Getting More Action

7/26/2017
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Ep 86 The Secret To Getting More Action - A Swift Kick In The Ass Podcast. Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how to reach your goal and achieve more action with less talk. Recent studies show that when you verbalize your goals to others that there is a less likely chance you will achieve those goals. John and Tom cover why you should keep your lips sealed when it comes to goal setting. ——————— Find out more on...

Duration:00:34:23

Like A Virgin

7/21/2017
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A Swift Kick In The Ass podcast episode 85 Like A Virgin. How and why you should think like a virgin and more on stepping out of your comfort zone. Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss overcoming anxiety and fear and embrace it and the rewards of getting uncomfortable and entering new situations with an empty cup virgin like mindset. Tom discusses the stress involved in changing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gyms and instructors. How his family embraced the fear of new...

Duration:00:47:33

Does Re-centering Make You Feel Stupid?

7/3/2017
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Ep 84 Does Re-Centering Make You Feel Stupid? A Swift Kick In The Ass podcast. Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how trying to find balance during life change can be overwhelming and leave you feeling down. This unique episode is recorded in Virginia while Tom and his family are visiting John. Recorded in the backyard of John's house with the ambiance of birds chirping in the background. ——————— Find out more on...

Duration:00:33:17

Working With What You Have

4/30/2017
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Episode 83 Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how to work with what you have... limited resources. This topic stems from a meme that John posted on our facebook page showing a toilet paper roll with only one sheet of paper left on the roll. Trudging through the toilet humor will get you some actionable advice that you can use to use whatever resources you have to get results. Tom talks about his mentor Ernesto who often worked in countries with limited...

Duration:00:40:33

A Kick In The Ass Manifesto

4/23/2017
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Ep 82 A Kick In The Ass Manifesto. Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how to create a manifesto and why you should do it in order to reach your goals. Having a vision and working backward is essential to creating a framework for your written manifesto. Small goals are like building blocks or the larger vision. It is to pivot if life throws you a curve ball. It is also important to build in some fudge factor or cushioning in your goal to account for unexpected...

Duration:00:55:18

Kicking The Crap Out Of Anxiety

3/26/2017
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A Swift Kick In The Ass episode 81 Kicking the crap out of anxiety. Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss the positive side of anxiety and how to deal with the negative effects. This episode is not for people that suffer conditions related to anxiety or social anxiety disorder. Tom and John cover the fight or flight response we inherited from our ancestors and how it relates to anxiety. Positive aspects of anxiety are discussed such as heightened ability and...

Duration:00:42:56

Time On Your Terms

3/19/2017
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Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss implementing last episodes idea of "A Minute Of Your Time". How to create time to make a positive change in your life. It is time management but not in the stuffy corporate way we are used to. Making time for yourself first and making time to improve your relationships and the quality of your life. It is time management but not in the stuffy corporate way we are used to. Making time for yourself first and making time to...

Duration:00:34:18

A Minute Of Your Time

3/5/2017
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Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how valuable a minute of your time can be. How small changes in your routine can lead to big changes in your life over time. John uses the analogy of a snowball rolling down a hill and getting larger and larger as it progresses down the hill. Life is the same as that snowball and we can make small minute changes in our health, finances and love live that pay off big. ——————— Find out more on...

Duration:00:45:11

Face Your Fears Sucker!

1/26/2017
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Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss overcoming fear with everyday courage. Learn the tactics and strategies that will help you overcome the fear that is holding you back from living a full and abundant life. Tom and John re-live some of the scenarios that created their fears and how they overcame them. Fear is prevalent in the nation of the United States of America after the election of Donald Trump. How can one calm themselves using logic and mindfulness in...

Duration:00:36:28

No Cape Required - Courage

1/16/2017
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Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss courage and how it plays a role in self improvement. Courage as a skill vs. trait. How one must feel fear and act despite it in order to have courage. ——————— Find out more on http://www.aswiftkickintheass.com https://www.facebook.com/aswiftkickintheass https://twitter.com/AKickintheass https://www.pinterest.com/akickintheass/ —-Listen to the podcast on...

Duration:00:41:31

Staying Power - Persistence

11/6/2016
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Episode 76 of A Swift Kick In The Ass podcast. Lifelong friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss the importance of persistence. Fall down, stand up, repeat is a motto of A Swift Kick In The Ass podcast. If you fail to reach a goal, simply get back up and try again. Write down your goals and have a road map that will help guide you day in and day out. Thomas Edison failed ten thousand times before he was successful inventing the light bulb. Keeping a journal or diary is a great way to...

Duration:00:44:22

Another Brick In The Wall - Self Doubt

10/23/2016
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Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss the problem of self doubt and how to handle it on A Swift Kick In The Ass podcast episode 75. Doubting our actions and thoughts. David Brinkley say a success is one that can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at us. Why middle school and high school is such a formative time in our lives. John and Tom discuss the effect of bullies and how those memories remain even into adulthood almost like software that...

Duration:00:40:32

Change At Your Leisure

10/9/2016
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Episode 74. Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss how to Change At Your Leisure, spending time in the ways that create personal change. How to utilize your free time to lead to a positive life on your own terms. How to kill two birds with one stone by utilizing time spent while listening to audio books, courses or podcasts to learn and grown. Create the life you want by planning and scheduling free time to take advantage of personal growth. The importance of stress...

Duration:00:39:44

The Catch 22 Of Choice

10/2/2016
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Lifelong childhood friends Tom Stewart and John Curren discuss The Catch 22 Of Choice. How too many choices actually create overwhelm, paralysis and regret. Tom and John also mention Barry Schwartz's book the Paradox Of Choice and his discussions at Tedx and Google. ——————— Find out more on http://www.aswiftkickintheass.com https://www.facebook.com/aswiftkickintheass https://twitter.com/AKickintheass https://www.pinterest.com/akickintheass/ —-Listen to the podcast on...

Duration:00:39:09