The Healthy Way to Vent Your Problems in an Out of Control World

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This week’s podcast episode is about our current anxiety coming from an out of control world and how to feel better by venting our frustrations the right way. The world currently feels out of control, which is bad for humans because we REALLY need to feel like we have some control in our lives. And because we’ve given up so much control and significantly changed our lives in the process to fight this invisible virus, it’s creating a lot of anxiety, fear, anger, depression, sadness and divisiveness. Interestingly enough, Stoic philosophy was born out of the same kind of political …

Could You Make a Big Life Decision on a Coin Flip?

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Has the isolation, anxiety and uncertainty from the pandemic got you thinking you’re not where you should be in your life? “Is this relationship or job working for me?” So, the show today is about making a big decision and changing your life direction. I talk about a recent research study by Steven Levitt (Freakanomics) that provided some fascinating results from 20,000 people making a big life decision based on a virtual coin flip. Other stuff I talk about include: The Art of Strategic Quitting Why you should Pull the Trigger and make the change How to make a huge …

The Secret to Better Relationships is Hiding in Finland Schools

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This week’s podcast episode exposes the secret to better relationships by taking a look at how they are teaching their kids in Finland. The show is my way of paying tribute to Sir Ken Robinson, Education Expert author and speaker, who sadly passed away this week. You may be familiar with Dr. Robinson because he has the most watched Ted Talk of all Time (watch it here). Dr. Robinson’s entire life was dedicated to revolutionizing ineffective and outdated systems of teaching in schools and one of his favorite comparisons of bad versus good systems was the United States system versus …

How a Blue Dumpster on a Beach Can Help You Get Unstuck

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This week’s Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast episode is all about finding a solution or moving past a big obstacle in your life by making a small shift in your PERSPECTIVE. Most of my clients come to me with the same issue: They feel stuck and frustrated about where they are at in their life and have no idea how to get unstuck and continue to expand into the life of their dreams. The good news is that there is a clear solution and it has to do with Expectations and Perspective In the show I use the story about …

How to Take The Pain out of The Struggle with The Butterfly Story

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As I sat down to do my usual weekly research for a show topic, I came across a story about a man and a butterfly and realized we actually need the struggle but NOT the PAIN that comes with it. So, How do we accept the struggle and get rid of the pain that usually comes with it? Think of how much you can learn about yourself and others when you are not consumed by the stress and frustration and depression and anger and binge drinking that has come about as a “reaction” to the current upending of our universe. …

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 …