The Alan Williams Podcast

The Alan Williams Podcast
Your weekly piece of inspiration, learning, laughter, growth and fun. Once a week you and I are going to switch off from the world, chill out and take a few minutes to work on ourselves. Enjoy the podcast!

#54 Eating Consciously and Eating Mindlessly. (Part 1).
Jul 1 • 28 min
The first of a two part series on our eating habits. Alan looks at how we eat, why we eat, and the impact it has on our helath, happiness and wellbeing. This episode examines the deeper reasons of why people use food as a crutch, why looking a certain way…
#53 Thrive or Survive?
Jun 25 • 62 min
This episode is around managing our physical, mental and emotional energy in a way that brings the best of us to the world. So many people are just surviving, instead of thriving. Listen to an hour of talk on how to increase your energy levels, happiness,…
#52 Why Comparison ruins your Happiness.
Jun 17 • 48 min
In episode #52 Alan speaks about the negative impact in our careers, health, weight loss, relationships and most areas of our lives. This is a fascinating discussion on how we compare and despair from teenage years right through to old age, and how we can…
#51 Action Changes Outcomes.
Jun 10 • 38 min
This episode focuses on the importance of taking Action. Not just learning, planning, weighing things up but actually acting on it. Alan speaks about the importance of mindset, choosing our responses, going from planning to DOING and a few stories from…
#50 Fitting In vs Belonging.
Jun 3 • 44 min
The 50th episode of the podcast! In this episode Alan speaks about the difference between fitting in and belonging. He speaks of some of his own past experiences of changing to fit in, finding the things that made him happy, where belonging occured and…
#49 Identity & Self Worth.
May 27 • 37 min
In this episode Alan speaks about how we see ourselves, how others see us, where our sense of self worth comes from, the dangers of our self worth being wrapped around one thing, challenging beliefs, changing behaviours, learning and unlearning, and the…
#48 Food Myth Busting.
May 20 • 25 min
In this episode Alan dispels some of the most common myths around food and weight loss. This episode features discussion around eating after 6pm, Intermittent Fasting, Good vs Bad, fancy coffees and Protein Bars!
#47 Adapting To Our Reality
May 13 • 49 min
Alan shares some of his observations on how things have changed, both good bad, since Covid-19 cane into our lives. He discusses mental health issues, being responsive rather than reactive, the expectations society and social media have placed on us, how…
#46 Lessons From Failure.
Apr 29 • 46 min
In this episode Alan explores our attitudes to failure, how we can turn a perceived “failure” into a positive and why failure is a fundamental part of success. He also shares stories of some of his own biggest failures and what he learned from them.
#45 Your Relationship With Food
Apr 22 • 39 min
We all have a relationship with food, some healthy amd some not so healthy. In this episode Alan speaks about improving that relationship, facing our issues, and bringing balance to that relationship.
#44 Being Productive rather than Busy.
Apr 15 • 39 min
Many of us have a propensity to be busy without actually achieving an awful lot. In this episode Alan poses 6 questions to help you become more productive, rather than chasing your tail. A must for those who feel like they’re constantly busy but haven’t…
#43 17 Ways To Improve Your Life (part 2)
Apr 8 • 43 min
Part 2 of a two part series. Alan looks at where we may be squandering time, doing more than is expected, why so many neber leave the comfort zone and so much more!
#42 17 Ways To Improve Your Life. (Part 1)
Apr 1 • 21 min
Part 1 of a two part episode. Simple tips on moving your life forward, personal growth, making use of our time in lockdown. A blast of positivity in these testing times!
#41 So now do you appreciate how good your life is!?
Mar 25 • 34 min
As we celebrate one year of The Alan Williams Podcast this episode focuses on the most important aspect of any success story; consistency. Alan also goes deep on gratitude and the awareness our current circumstances has brought to the quality of life we…
#40 Uniting Through Adversity.
Mar 18 • 23 min
Today’s episode is a series of thoughts, tips and advice on how we can all come together to get passed the major challenge that is currently facing the world. Alan shares strategies on stress reduction, finding the opportunity in the challenge, mental…
#39 What triggered Alan Williams to start putting in the work?
Mar 11 • 23 min
That’s the question that was posed to Alan in a recent conversation and he answers it in this week’s podcast. This episode contains some interesting thoughts on work ethic, resilience, parenting,ambition, workaholics, doing things for the right reasons…
#38 Flexing Your Discipline Muscle
Mar 4 • 18 min
In this week’s episode Alan focuses on the importance of developing discipline if you really want to achieve your goal, how to develop discipline and how we may be misjudging some of our teenage generation!
#37 Social Media Health
Feb 26 • 39 min
This week Alan discusses the positive and negative impacts of social media, how we treat each other online, inclusion and the need for personal responsibility. Having built a business online he explains how he did that and how he navigates social media to…
#36 High Performance in Work, Sport & Life.
Feb 19 • 49 min
In this episode Alan explores the meaning of High Performance and what it takes to reach a level of High Performance in your desired field. This episode also contains loads of nuggets on building resilience, process over outcomes, action versus intention,…
#35 Managing stress and managing you: 8 tips.
Feb 12 • 35 min
Alan shares with you 8 ways in which you can manage your stress levels and create balance in your life. Today, many people are super busy, always on, and also super stressed. And their mental and physical wellbeing is suffering. If you’re one of those…
#34 With Mona McSharry: International Swimmer.
Feb 6 • 42 min
Alan sits down with swimmer Mona McSharry to discuss her career to date, her journey to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, winning a bronze medal at the Europeans in 2019, breaking numerous national records, handling nerves and media attention and being a winner on…
#33 Financial Health.
Jan 29 • 40 min
Martin Brennan of Myca Accountants shares some financial tips and planning strategies for the regular listener. He also shares his own unique journey to becoming an accountant and his love of fitness, which just happens to include a 2:42 marathon!
#32 With Shauna Mcstravock: Country Music Singer
Jan 25 • 50 min
Alan chats with Country singer Shauna Mcstravock about her astonishing journey from singing at a church wedding to working with the likes of Daniel O’Donnell and Nathan Carter. Alan and Shauna discuss their experiences of singing and speaking on stage,…
#31 Making life happen FOR you in 2020, not TO you.
Jan 8 • 48 min
The first half of the podcast is around achieving success in life, personal, business. How can you do that even from limited resources? Who are the people that see the best of you each day? The 2nd half of the podcast is focused on achieving all of your…
#30 The Christmas Episode.
Dec 18, 2019 • 39 min
Should you just eat all around you because it’s Christmas? Maybe you want to enjoy yourself without totally de-railing your fitness journey? Alan explores the how and why in this episode. The importance of preparation, planning, persistence are also…
#29 When your training hours are excellent but your results are poor.
Nov 20, 2019 • 46 min
The episode is primarily based on exercise. Alan looks at things like the definition of fitness, why your results are not matching your training hours, the best type of resistance training for you, what your body is telling you, making progress away from…
#28: Alan Williams Q&A.
Nov 13, 2019 • 42 min
In this episode Alan answers the questions sent in by you, the public, via social media. Everything from weight loss, to building self esteem, dealing with begrudgers and getting your boyfriend to start training!
#27 With Emlyn Mulligan.
Nov 6, 2019 • 66 min
Alan sits down to chat with GAA star Emlyn Mulligan. An amazing insight into the lifestyle, mindset and commitment of an elite GAA player. Loads of incredible honest opinions, advice for aspiring footballers, training and nutrition insights, overcoming 3…
#26 What is success for you?
Oct 25, 2019 • 23 min
What does success truly mean? What shapes our idea of success? Should we allow our children to experience losses and defeats? Why the external view of success is not as important as the internal. How many of us are ok with spending time in our own…
#25 Setting you up to achieve your goals.
Oct 16, 2019 • 33 min
Alan explores the mindset around goal setting, why it’s crucial to success, why most people fail with their goals, the impact of personal development in his own life, positive affirmations, your crutches when you encounter problems in life and why waiting…
#24 Bouncing back from challenging circumstances.
Oct 9, 2019 • 27 min
In this episode Alan explains how to develop resilience and an attitude of gratitude. He shares the story of his recent health scare and how his mindset and attitude helped him to cope.
#23 The Weight Loss Episode
Oct 2, 2019 • 52 min
Alan shares his top 12 tips on weight loss. Everything you need to know to kickstart your weight loss journey is in this weeks episode.
#22 Stop waiting for your lottery numbers to come up!
Sep 25, 2019 • 22 min
Alan discusses the importance of creating opportunities rather than waiting for them, dealing with imposter syndrome, saying yes even when you’re terrified, and why waiting for your lottery numbers to come up is not the most productive money maker!!
#21 Are you creating connection or disconnection with people?
Sep 18, 2019 • 29 min
In this episode Alan discusses how and why we either create connection or disconnection with the people around us. Dealing with challenges from naysayers and friends as you improve your life, why the words you say are not always what will be remembered…
#20 With Paddy Brosnan: Author & Inspirational Speaker
Sep 11, 2019 • 52 min
Alan sits down with mindfulness teacher Paddy Brosnan for an amazing conversation around the practice of mindfulness. You, the listener, will gain a deeper understanding of the positive impact mindfulness can have in our lives. Paddy gives some great…
#19 Tips on controlling nerves.
Sep 4, 2019 • 23 min
In this episode Alan shares his experiences of nerves in relation to public speaking and how he has learned to manage them to his advantage over the years.
#18 Alan’s top 10 lessons from building a business.
Aug 28, 2019 • 31 min
6 years ago this week Alan Williams Coaching was formed. Well, it was in a different guise then but same company! In this episode Alan shares his top 10 learnings from his 6 years as a self employed entrepreneur. Get the pen & paper out!
#17 With Dr. Olivia Hurley: Sport Psychologist
Aug 22, 2019 • 61 min
Dr. Olivia Hurley is a Sport Psychologist, Charted Psychologist, Assistant Professor and Author. In this episode she gives a fantastic insight into what the role of a Sport Psychologist actually involves, some of the strategies she uses to assist her…
#16 Changing Your Body
Aug 14, 2019 • 25 min
Over the years Alan has worked with thousands of people who wanted to change something about their body. In this episode he discusses the psychology around it, the factors we can control and the factors we can’t control.
#15 Live For Today.
Aug 7, 2019 • 12 min
A short, sharp blast of inspiration. Why your past is ruining your present. Is your fixation with an end goal causing you to fail?
#14 With Daniel Davey:Performance Nutritionist of Dublin GAA & Leinster Rugby.Owner of Foodflicker.
Jul 27, 2019 • 48 min
Alan chats to elite level performance nutritionist Daniel Davey about his work with Dublin GAA and Leinster Rugby. This is an incredible insight into the culture of an elite level sporting environment and the strategies Daniel uses, as a performance…
#13 With David Gillick: International athlete and wellness speaker.
Jul 19, 2019 • 46 min
Alan chats with elite athlete David Gillick about his athletics career, being a two time European champion, competing at the Olympics. The conversation goes deep on David’s struggles with his mental health, hitting rock bottom and getting the help he…
#12 Why you shouldn’t “be good” on holidays
Jul 10, 2019 • 19 min
Alan explains his reasoning behind switching off from a healthy lifestyle on holidays, how he got in shape for holidays, his thoughts on sunshine in relation to mental health, the importance of having a purpose in life and more!
#11 Think About Your Thinking
Jun 19, 2019 • 38 min
Alan’s thoughts from his sickbed! Is spinning the best class for you? Dealing with back pain. Our habits of judging ourselves and others. The human condition we all have that is insecurity. Taking the leap into self employment, the fear and challenges…
#10 A free Coaching session!
Jun 5, 2019 • 31 min
This episode started out as a brief talk on self improvement but given Alan’s passion on the topic it quickly turned into a free Coaching session that you’ll love!
#9 Finding the right trainer for you and more of the AWC journey.
May 29, 2019 • 43 min
What makes a good trainer? Alan helps you identify them. This episode also gives loads of top advice for young fitness professionals, Alan discusses the year he has erased from his memory and developing character.
#8 Alan’s Training Routine & Challenges Facing YOU.
May 24, 2019 • 44 min
Alan speaks about his current training routine, the human need for external validation, challenges facing you as you begin your training journey and asks what your life looks like on a scale of 1-10?
#7 Seeing through a Coach’s eyes
May 15, 2019 • 38 min
This episode gives an amazing insight into the mind of coaches and leaders. Alan explores how we as individuals can be effective leaders within our inner circle and how we can develop the confidence to go after the things we want.
#6 Moving your life forward.
May 8, 2019 • 22 min
in this episode Alan talks about the importance of having clarity on the things you want, doing what it takes to achieve those things and the difference between wanting and committing.
#5 With Kevin Finn; International events and elite sports physio.
May 1, 2019 • 59 min
Alan chats to renowned physio Kevin Finn about his journey working with elite level athletes right through to the general public. From first dipping his toes into the waters of professional football at Sligo Rovers to working in the Premier League with…
#4 Mental Fitness
Apr 24, 2019 • 45 min
In this episode Alan goes deep on mental health, effects of lifestyle on mental health, some of his own experiences, and asks how we could focus on prevention, rather than cure.
#3 Improving your body composition, fitness and life.
Apr 17, 2019 • 33 min
This episode goes deep on fulfilling genetic potential, being ok with the process, developing a progressive attitude, and gives you some practical tips to move yourself forward.
#2 How your mindset shapes your life.
Apr 10, 2019 • 22 min
This episode is heavily mindset based. Alan explores the self limiting beliefs that hold us back, motivation, success, and choosing who to take advice from.
#1 Who is Alan Williams?
Mar 27, 2019 • 35 min
In this episode Alan speaks about his life to date, the challenges that shaped him, his life in fitness & business, and his reasons for doing what he does.