Wanted: Genuine Voices

Anthony Dufresne Millennial Issues

The world is full of people that would rather express a belief because they agree with someone they saw on TV or an article they read, rather than form their own belief around that piece of information and then share that in a genuine voice…a voice that one can own completely as their own. It’s much easier to roll through life and let other people do the thinking and the concluding for you… …but in that process, you’re giving up the most valuable thing that you have…you’re own genuine voice…you’re own, unique viewpoint, the way you see things. The problem …

Doing Your Life

Anthony Dufresne Millennial Issues

The world contains ALL of the information you will ever need in order to live a fulfilled, successful, joyful life…the life you would live if you had that magic wand and was able to “wish” it… So, if the knowledge is there for the taking, why oh, why aren’t we all living our pure potentiality?… Easy…..Lack of DOING!…. The first hurdle is to stop listening to those damn voices in your head telling you that you can’t or couldn’t or shouldn’t do something. That’s actually the easy part, because the next step has very little risk…it just involves opening yourself …

In Conclusion…

Anthony Dufresne Millennial Issues

9 times out of 10, there’s always more to say.. …The key and the brilliance comes out of knowing “where” to stop. The more you introspect…are able to understand and “see” other people’s realities…where they are coming from.. …the better you will get at making your point without losing them in a see of blab… Remember, the key is to get them to answer their own questions.

School Success

Anthony Dufresne Millennial Issues

Here are the MOST important concepts you need to know AND DO as a student…guaranteed success if you stick it out…Guaranteed! College…Get to know your professor….Immediately introduce yourself, go to office hours, email, go to office hours, sit within view, introduce yourself to the T.A. In absolute seriousness…Success lies in the relationships formed…period… High School…Realize there actually is a reason for taking those pointless classes…AND, It’s not about the class!… …making it to class on time, doing your homework, asking questions, again, establish a relationship with your teachers, be involved in something school/group related.. …all of this is about you, …

Rubber Band Man

Anthony Dufresne Millennial Issues

One of the simplest, yet most effective tools you can use to align your True Self with your thoughts, feelings and behaviors…is wearing a rubber band around your wrist. This is a tried and true method…basically, it’s a way to physically interrupt a negative Ego pattern…to “snap” you back into the “now”, sending a stinging message to you that you are taking that first step down the dreaded rabbit hole. Instructions: Anytime you start to feel any emotion or physical feeling that turns you into a person you don’t want to be, you simply “snap” that rubber band on the …

Knowing versus Being

Anthony Dufresne Millennial Issues

Learning about a concept and socking it away in the brain is one thing… …it’s the act of “Being” that concept that ends up being the difficult part. It’s certainly not impossible to get into shape, eat better, be more gracious to people, be more positive, being more proactive, find your passion…blah, blah, blah…and, when you commit to reading that book or listening to that self-help weirdo, you most definitely will be able to apply the concepts and…probably do pretty good with them for a while. However, when it comes to making big shifts in how you live your life…if …

Why are Golf Carts so Fun??

Anthony Dufresne Millennial Issues

Seriously? I don’t think I’ve ever run into any man, woman or child who doesn’t get a kick out of driving a golf cart. As a kid, I would get fired up if I was going to go to a golf course, whether to golf or just hang, because I might have a chance to “drive” a cart… I look out onto a municipal course from my office window and relish in the frivolity of humans, old and young, enjoying their time putting around in that cart. So, it’s not like it’s fast…and it’s really not that maneuverable…and, most of …

Instruction Manual

Anthony Dufresne Millennial Issues

When someone comes up with a brilliant idea, then starts to plan out how to make it a reality, inevitably, they run up against some roadblocks…as in, “oh, how will I do this and how will I do that”…. …which, a lot of times leads to, “Well, it was a great idea, but “I don’t know how to do this part” or “I don’t have the money or expertise to do that part”…. …which leads to you ditching that idea and looking for a new one. Well, frankly, that blows…because there’s a good chance you’d be able to make that …

The Last Puzzle Piece

Anthony Dufresne Millennial Issues

Think of yourself as a puzzle. It’s a complicated puzzle, with lots of pieces, scattered all over the place. But, as you get older and learn and grow and experience, it allows you to discover the pieces and figure out where they go in your grand scheme. However, sometimes it feels as though there is something missing…there’s a hole in your life… …it’s like you need to find that last piece…then, you’ll feel complete. This leads to us looking outside ourselves for the “piece”… – A relationship – Money – Fame/Attention – Experience – Status – Buying things Interestingly enough, …

Sticky Air

Anthony Dufresne Millennial Issues

One of the most effective techniques for “calming the hell down” involves sticky air. You are a big ball of energy and every thought, action and reaction generates energy. Now, in the case of generating some negative vibes…be it fear, anxiety or a reaction to something that happened or someone that is pissing you off…that energy HAS TO go somewhere…and generally, there are two options… …you project it into the big world (put on a show for everyone) or you hold it in and let it fester…(I can see that vein bulging from your forehead). So, instead of taking either …