Frankenstein Explains the Social Dilemma

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In this week’s podcast episode our favorite man-made monster, Frankenstein, explains the movie, “The Social Dilemma”. Social media was initially created for good. It was a better and easier way to connect and also a great way to share information and knowledge but, unfortunately, just like Frankenstein’s monster, what was created for good can sometimes be bad. Which brings me back to the “Social Dilemma” because It does an amazing job at exposing the underlying problems of our current social media platforms. The show also goes into great detail about the psychological, physical and philosophical manipulation that is happening to …

A Sweaty Frog’s Important Message About GASLIGHTING

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This week’s podcast episode is all about Gaslighting Why you need to know what it is Who does it How it’s done Who it affects What to do if you notice it in your life or in the life of a close friend or family member If you don’t know anything about it, Gaslighting is one of the worst forms of emotional abuse that one person can do to another. It’s used by Narcissists to slowly manipulate someone into questioning what they think and believe. It’s gradually eating away at someone’s confidence, just like that saying about boiling a frog. …

Finding the Truth in a Sea of Lies

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This week’s podcast episode is about TRUTH What is Truth? Which opinion is the truth? How to I find the truth buried in so many lies? There are so many ways people can bend and manipulate the truth to confuse and control you. This can happen in society as a whole or in a family or with a significant other. That is why it is so important to know how to find the truth. And the best way to do that is by developing your CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS. The steps are not hard and you can start using them right …

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 …

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. …