What Is Self-Care and Should You Buy Into It?

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It is quickly becoming a very popular and heavily-searched topic, but what really is Self-Care and Should You Buy Into It? How do you go about doing Self-Care on yourself? Are there different types of Self-Care? Who does it benefit the most? Why are Millennials so obsessed with it? After reading the recent NPR article, “The Millennial Obsession with Self-Care”, we thought we’d tackle this subject with our own thoughts as well as providing some helpful tips. These questions are the reason we decided to talk about What Self-Care is to the Millennial Generation and why it should immediately become …

3 Must-Haves for a Successful Relationship or Career

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In order to create a successful relationship in the long run or for you to excel at your job, these three characteristics must line up with the other person or with the company you are working at. These three things are the foundation on which your reality is played out…they are essentially who you are, what you believe and how you believe the world should be. I call this the VIP Method and if you use this method of evaluation for your relationships and your job, you will always be aware of where you stand and the direction in which …

Best Of – How to Crush the Quarter Life Crisis

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This week we’ve been busy gathering data for some upcoming shows so I thought I would share with you the first Surrounded by Idiots Podcast episode, and one of the most popular episodes over the last two years, How to Crush the Quarter Life Crisis. Fortunately for both of us, my dear friend and “voice of Millennial”, Mariah was able to join me for this show. Damn, if she doesn’t have some amazing insight about her/your generation!   What is a Quarter Life Crisis? We start off the show by talking about what really is a Quarter Life Crisis, then …

Is Competition Good or Bad?

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Is Competition Good or Bad? Well, like anything…it depends. And in the case of competition, it depends where the feeling comes from. This week, Lexi and I talk about extrinsic versus intrinsic motivation and how your instinctual mind and your Ego could take over and make the act of competition a destructive thing. The show covers… 1. What is Competition? By definition, competition is “the act or process of competing” , with competing being “to strive consciously or unconsciously for an objective (such as position, profit, or a prize) :  be in a state of rivalry “ A great article …

Should You Go With the Flow?

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Since “flow” has been defined in so many different ways, the questions we wanted to answer in today’s show were…What is Flow?  and  Should You Go With the Flow? This week Lexi and I wanted to clear up some big misconceptions, such as… Why is the concept of FLOW so misunderstood? What is FLOW? (the different types) How do our survival instincts and the Ego influence FLOW? Should FLOW be comfortable or uncomfortable? How do you know when you’re “in the FLOW”?   Before you go any further into this stimulating discussion, I would like to provide you with a …

The Secret Behind Making Big Life Changes

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It just so happens that the secret behind making big life changes comes down to the understanding of where you are at in the “stages of change” process. Why is Change So Difficult Sometimes? This week, I wanted to clear up a big misconception when it comes to making big life changes and why, sometimes, you just can’t seem to pull the trigger. Contrary to popular belief, just because you want to change doesn’t mean you can rally yourself to the point of effective action because you may not be in a place where you have enough internal leverage to …

3 Crucial Steps to Millennial Money Mastery

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Congratulations, you’ve found your way back into the Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast…this show is all about exposing the 3 Crucial Steps to Millennial Money Mastery. Money Expert in the House This week, it was my privilege to welcome to the show, a legit Millennial Money Expert, Amanda Abella. Amanda is an online business coach, speaker and author of the Amazon bestselling book Make Money Your Honey: A Spirited Entrepreneur’s Guide to Having a Love Affair with Work and Money. She is committed to helping millennials (and anyone who wants to join us) have a better relationship with work and money by …

How to Trust Without Getting Hurt

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With the fact that the Millennial Generation is the most untrusting generation ever recorded, this week, Lexi and I wanted to answer the question, “How to Trust Without Getting Hurt”. Trust is what bonds us to other people and allows us to feel safe so we can be vulnerable enough to connect. Usually people fall into one of two groups…they either give trust at the beginning (allowing someone else to choose whether to honor it or not), or hold it back, making others “earn” it. Problem with broken trust is you’re just as pissed at yourself for your bad decision …

How to Effectively Communicate With Different Personality Types

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This week, Lexi and I share 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, is to head to …

Win Over Your SO’s Family

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This week, author and mentor, Bob Marsocci joined Tony to share his tips on how to successfully win over your SO’s family. Bob’s upcoming book is titled, “You Exhaust Me: A Clueless Guy’s Guide to Marriage”. Tony gets Bob to share some of his most successful strategies for navigating the minefield of creating a workable relationship with your significant other’s family.  Because, once you are in a committed relationship, you become an extended part of the family. That’s when the fun begins because, even though you and your sweetie are solid, doesn’t mean the family will give their stamp of …