MLK, A Divided Classroom and the Philosophy to End Discrimination

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This week’s Surrounded by Idiots podcast episode is about how much kids can teach us about ending discrimination. In the show I talk about two studies that reveal: How the death of Martin Luther King Jr., a teacher named Jane Elliott in Iowa and a classroom full of blue and brown-eyed kids created discrimination and then destroyed it in a matter of three days. How a bunch of British elementary school children were taught some very basic philosophy concepts that drastically improved their social skills, teamwork, resilience and the ability to empathize (tolerance). Lastly, I talk about what we can …

What Does Tying Your Shoes Have To Do With Awareness, Protest and Change?

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How tying your shoes is a perfect example of systemic racism
Why Awareness is such a powerful tool for Change – How the research scientist, Peter Turchin, predicted the 2020 protests How the power of PROTEST is all about Awareness
The Value in Action that will come from the heightened level of awareness
Why their needs to be an Adult in the Room, especially right now
Three tools you can use to continue to expand your awareness

A Birthday Surprise, Masking the Truth and Being a Team Player

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This Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast episode is mostly about how wearing a mask to save lives is somehow political and offensive to some people. I begin the show with an interesting realization that my birthday has always been on Juneteenth. Now, I had an idea what that day was but for 55 years really didn’t absorb it until the past few weeks of protests and Black Lives Matter successfully expanded my clarity on the issue…so…that’s pretty cool… Happy Juneteenth! Then I dive deep into the current controversy of wearing a mask in public to help in preventing the spread …

Creating A New Life In A Strange Land

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This week, I talk about creating a new life by moving to a new city and starting over. I invited Lexi, (crucialawareness.com) my old podcast co-host and friend, to come back on the show and share her story of how she’s doing after picking up everything and moving to San Diego, California, four years ago. Making the Move to a New City With just a general idea of where she wanted to live and what she wanted to do, she threw herself out there and began a journey full of twist and turns, highs and lows, successes and failures…and, believe …

A Story About Prison and Perspective

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This week I talked with Toni S., author of Down the Rabbit Hole, about how her life went from perfect to being in prison, and the huge lessons learned during and after her time in jail. Toni was very open and honest in sharing her journey from divorce, to drug and alcohol use and the final act of revenge on her ex-husband that, at first glance wouldn’t be considered severe, but it still landed her in prison. As someone who has never experienced jail or prison from the inside, I found Toni’s stories fascinating. Some of the topics we chat …

How to Effectively Communicate With Different Personality Types

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This is an encore broadcast of Lexi and I sharing with you How to Effectively Communicate With Different Personality Types. The point of the show this week is to expose the four most general personality types (known as the Personality Quadrant) and to explain each one so you can get some idea of where you fit. As an extra bonus, Here is the link to an online test where you can take the test for free and find out which type of personality you associate with the most. Another easy and cheap way to figure out what your core personality, …

3 Tips to Crush the Holidays

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Since we are gearing up for the holiday season, I thought I would share 3 quick tips to help you to get dialed in and crush the holidays. This time of year can be so stressful and all of the holiday stuff just adds to the long list of stuff you have to do the rest of the year. So, today’s episode is all about putting and keeping the holidays in their place so you can still be rockin’ your life without letting Uncle Bob’s annoying questions over Thanksgiving turkey get you down. The tips are all about perspective and awareness. …