Why is Unplugging From Social Media A Thing?

Anthony Dufresne Millennial Life Issues, Podcasts Leave a Comment

This week, my buddy Josh joins me to discuss the new social movement that is gaining steam…Why is Unplugging From Social Media A Thing? When I first heard of unplugging, or shutting off my social media contact for a period of time, I thought…Great!, because that makes sense. Let’s face it, basic common sense would lead anyone to the conclusion that having your face buried in your phone 24/7 might not be the best choice for a rounded, fulfilled life. There’s even a National Day of Unplugging that will happen from sundown on March 3rd to sundown of March 4th. …

Is Adulting Helping or Hurting Millennials?

Anthony Dufresne Dating and Relationships, Millennial Life Issues, Podcasts Leave a Comment

This week Tony and his long-time colleague Lexi Rodriguez take on the topic of, “Is Adulting Helping or Hurting Millennials?” This episode of the Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast is in search of why the term and concept of “adulting” was created by the Millennial Generation in the first place, and I wanted some Millennial feedback on how they believe popularizing a common transition from adolescent into adulthood is benefiting their generation? In the show, Tony and Lexi talk about the number of ways this term has been used through standard print and social media and also pick out a …

3 Proven Steps to Keep You from Losing It

Anthony Dufresne Dating and Relationships, Millennial Life Issues, Podcasts Leave a Comment

I have a feeling, after this week, that I should offer up 3 Proven Steps to Keep You from Losing It. When I say “losing it” I mean, it’s when you cross over from being annoyed, or even super-pissed to foaming-at-the-mouth ranting, eyes of fire, machine-gunning expletives, uncontrollable crying, aneurism-inducing, effin’ mother effin’ FURIOUS! (Ex. Hulk, Tasmanian Devil, Charlie Sheen on an average day). I realized this would be a great topic for this week only after acknowledging the fact that I REALLY needed to do these steps myself.  Seriously, after two years of doing this show, this was the …

How to Tolerate An Idiot

Anthony Dufresne Millennial Life Issues, Podcasts Leave a Comment

After experiencing the last couple of weeks since the inauguration, I think it’s high time I finally get around to talking about the all-important skill of How to Tolerate an Idiot. This week on the Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast, I wanted to share my surefire technique on how to deal with a person that has a VASTLY different view of the world than you do, and how you should handle things if they are trying to convince you that they are right and you are, well…wrong. I mean, c’mon man! what’s the deal with “post-truth” and how is it …

Why We Really Don’t Need to Fear the World According to Trump

Anthony Dufresne Millennial Life Issues, Podcasts Leave a Comment

This week, I feel it’s my responsibility as your relatively aware and more experienced Uncle Gen X’er to help you though a very interesting time in history where you may be feeling a little, well, freaked out. Even if you, specifically, aren’t in the midst of a full on panic mode about where the world is heading with Trump’s election, the Brexit vote, global terrorism, a shirtless Putin’s shenanigans, China’s inability to admit that they are actually more capitalistic than communist and, let’s not forget batshit crazy Kim Jun North Korea boy and his massive insecurities being played out on …

Resolutions Suck…Do This Instead For Immediate Results

Anthony Dufresne Dating and Relationships, Millennial Life Issues, Podcasts Leave a Comment

I know I’m being Captain Obvious here, but I had to state it for the record… Resolutions Suck So, that being the case, this week on the Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast, Lexi and I talk about “Why” resolutions suck and what to do instead for immediate results. First off, I wanted to give out a little Millennial Tip of the Week based on a “situation” I personally went through this week. Then, Lexi and I dove right in to why only 8% of resolutions ever pan out and how, just by making a few changes to how you word …

Making Your Own Millennial Christmas Traditions

Anthony Dufresne Dating and Relationships, Millennial Life Issues, Podcasts Leave a Comment

Hey!  You’re an independent, strong-minded, confident, take no prisoners Millennial…don’t you think it’s time to take a good look at all those Christmas traditions and make your own Millennial Christmas Traditions? This week on the Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast, Tony and Lexi talk about: Where some of the most common Christmas traditions came from How Your Christmas experience changes as you get older…and… How to effective put your Millennial mark on your family’s Christmas Traditions If you haven’t researched it already, the Christmas traditions we are so accustomed to actually come from rather strange beginnings. Some of the interesting …

Cheap Millennial Gifts with Massive Amounts of Value

Anthony Dufresne Dating and Relationships, Millennial Life Issues, Podcasts Leave a Comment

This week’s show is all about cheap Millennial gifts with massive amounts of value. And, I also wanted to congratulate Christian for being the $50 Amazon Gift Card Winner for her show idea…tune in next month for the show. I wanted to share with you some great gift giving ideas that are very inexpensive but have a ton of meaning and value. Because, let’s be honest, gift giving has gone off the rails over the years and I think there are too many people out there that view gifts in the wrong light…it’s time we brought the meaning back to …

A Giveaway, A Shout Out to the UK, and Where to Find Some Good Stuff to Read

Anthony Dufresne Dating and Relationships, Millennial Life Issues, Podcasts 1 Comment

$50 Amazon Gift Card Contest:  I want your best idea for a show topic and, if I pick your idea, I’m emailing you a $50 Amazon Gift Card…just in time to buy yourself something for Christmas! This week’s show includes a $50 Amazon Card Giveaway, a shout out to the UK and tips on where to find good stuff to read on the internet. I get some good feedback now and again about show ideas, and I’ve used a number of them.  But, I want to hear from those of you who might have a great idea but usually don’t …

Why It’s OK to be Selfish

Anthony Dufresne Dating and Relationships, Millennial Life Issues, Podcasts Leave a Comment

This week on the Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast, Tony and his special Voice of Millennial Guest, Melanie, talk about why it’s OK to be selfish. Most everyone’s knee jerk reaction to “selfish” is bad.  But, did you know that there is actually a good kind of selfish and, in order for you to learn and grow and expand and succeed, you MUST embrace and use the good selfish in your life. Some of the interesting highlights of the show include: The major differences between good selfish, bad selfish and neutral selfish How successful people use selfishness How balance and …