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

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$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

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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 …

The Mind Blowing Power of Gratitude

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This week on the Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast, I convinced one of my favorite people, Melanie, to join me as the expert Voice of the Millennial in talking about the mind blowing power of Gratitude. Since this original release date is just before Thanksgiving, Mel and I felt this was the perfect time to talk about gratitude and being grateful. On the show today, Melanie and I discuss: The power of gratitude in grounding and perspective and relationships Why gratitude is the most powerful grounding tool there is What really is “gratitude” and how all of the incorrect definitions …

Election 2016: Now What, Millennials?

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There was no way we weren’t going to talk about the election and how the Millennials impacted the election and how you will be impacted by the election. Here are some very interesting statistics from The New York Times, CNN and research from a Tufts University Study: 24 million under 30 voted, which is around half of the eligible voters, which is less than the 58% that voted in the last election 55% supported Clinton (60% supported Obama) with 37% supporting Trump Millennials favored Democrats by 18 points, but was 5 points lower than 2012 (CNN) If just Millennial votes …

Best and Worst Times of the Year for Relationships

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There’s actually legit science that indicates when are the best and worst times of the year for relationships. This week, it’s the Walk of Shame Wednesday version of the Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast. Lexi joins back up with Tony to talk about a relationship topic that seems all to relevant at this point, especially as we go into the holiday season.  Interestingly enough, it’s during this season that relationships appear to get tested more than any other time of the year. In addition to this uplifting information, Tony hits you with some research that shows there are certain patterns …

The Difference Between Confidence and Narcissism, and our Wacky Political System

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In this week’s show, Lexi once again joins Tony to talk about confidence and narcissism because Tony believes the Millennial generation has been given a bad rap about being narcissistic, where he thinks it’s more about a new level of confidence being expressed by Millennials and the fact that the past generations don’t get it. And, along the lines of narcissism, Tony and Lexi talk about how messed up the political system has gotten and the fact that Trump’s insane level of narcissism is actually working for him. Highlights of the show include: The actual definition of narcissism and the …

Stop Treading Water and Make the Right Decision

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Treading Water Comes From Indecision Treading water can come from a place where you’re up against a very difficult decision and instead of making your choice, you just tread water, waiting for a sign…waiting for your true self voice to come out and give you a sense of direction. Lexi is back to talk about Millennial life transition and how to effectively tread water until you can get your bearings and decide which direction to swim. Lexi brings up the term Millennial is being thrown around in a bad way instead of being proud of being a part of the …

Why Feeling Frustrated Is Actually A Good Thing

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With special guest, Rachel (Tony’s daughter), the Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast digs deep into Millennial life transitions and why feeling frustrated is actually a good thing. Millennial Life Transitions, Growth and Frustration Tony was finally able to convince Rachel to come on the show.  She is the perfect Voice of Millennial, being 25, with student loan debt, still questioning what she wants to do with her life, and a survivor of multiple Millennial life transitions (including getting pregnant in college, graduating, getting married, having her baby, going back to grad school, graduating, getting a job AND getting pregnant again…all …

How Millennials are Changing the World and the Surprising Benefit of Student Loans

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This week, my special guest, Amanda and I chat about how Millennials are changing the world and the surprising benefit of student loans. Amanda, a senior account manager at a very popular PR firm, was nice enough to share some more of her own personal insights into her own Millennial struggles as it relates to those three parts of anyone’s life:  the Social Life, the Work Life and, of course, the Love Life. How Millennials are Changing the World in a HUGE Way Amanda makes a great point about what her generation is requiring from a job…which is on a …

How to Achieve the Perfect Millennial Work/Life Balance

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This week on the Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast, my special guest, Amanda Ventura and I share our solutions on how to achieve the perfect Millennial work/life balance. From Millennial to Millennial Amanda is a “Senior” Account Manager with Evolve PR and Marketing, here in Phoenix. She is a successful 27 year old Millennial that has going through all the Millennial work/life balance stuff including the constant judgment of loving a job versus chasing the money versus being unemployed by choice. Amanda is a perfect guest to have on because she is a Millennial that has gone through all of …