A Story About How One Push Up Can Change Your Life

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This week’s episode of the Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast is about how one perfect push up can explain a lot about the journey to success. It all comes from a story about being young and having that training goal of getting bigger and stronger, and being able to do more push ups than anyone else. But, because I was so full of juice and didn’t focus on the process of doing a quality push up, I ended up hitting a plateau and hurting myself. So, I decided to get a trainer and he showed me the proper way to …

What a Curious Little Scientist Taught Me About NOT Following My Passion

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This week’s Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast episode is all about… Curiosity and Passion It’s about how my 5 year old granddaughter, the family scientist, taught me the difference between curiosity and passion, and why I should follow my curiosity if I want to continue to be successful. Topics in the show include: The big problem with following your passion What happens when the passion goes away? Should striving for your goals always be fun? The importance of being uncomfortable How passion and expectations can send you false signals The HUGE advantage to shifting your mindset to CURIOSITY The call …

Story About an Old Friend, an Older Philosopher and Some Juicy Gossip

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This week’s Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast episode is about gossip… …it’s about how I found myself in the middle of a story with an old friend of mine, talking trash about a mutual friend …when all of a sudden, I remembered an old story about Socrates and how to tell if a piece of gossip should be shared or kept to myself. The story is called, “The Triple Filter” and it’s about one of Socrates’ friends beginning to share some juicy gossip with him, until… …Socrates stopped the conversation and told his friend about three very important filters that …

A Story About 1 King , 3 Questions & Making the Right Choice

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This week’s Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast episode is all about how much we obsess about making the “right’ choice. Making the right choice comes down to one thing… …making sure you’re asking the right question. As a Philosophical Counselor, my job is all about “questions”. Most of the time, it’s about point out that people are trying to define and guide their lives by asking themselves the WRONG questions. So, to illustrate the power of asking the RIGHT questions… …this week, I share the Leo Tolstoy short story called “The Three Questions”. This story shows exactly how we tend …

A Story About Mickey Mouse, A Breakroom Outburst and Being Authentic

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This week’s episode is about my time as a Disneyland employee and what Mickey Mouse taught me about being authentic. Right out of high school I got a job at Disneyland as a Submarine Captain. And, during that time, I shared a breakroom with a bunch of employees including the people who dressed up in the costumes. One day, Mickey Mouse came in…took off his head…lit up a smoke…and began to rant about all the bratty kids he dealt with on his last shift. I found this to be really funny at the time, being really young, but later in …

The Missing Piece Between Motivation and Success

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Motivational memes, speeches, Youtube videos and quotes do a good job at firing you up… …but ultimately fizzle out when the excitement is gone or when you hit that first big obstacle. This week’s episode is all about the missing piece between motivation and success. Show topics include: Are motivational speakers, memes, videos and quotes doing more harm than good? How motivational material is like giving a kid a bunch of sugar Why motivation stuff is so addictive Why motivation stuff is so NOT effective in getting you results The key to turning motivation into actual, measurable life improvement … …