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 …

Story About A Naked King, A Smart Kid And The Price of Vanity

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This week I wanted to share a fairy tale about a naked king, a smart kid and the price of vanity. The story is The Emperor’s New Clothes, by Hans Christian Andersen. If you’re not familiar, it’s about a very vain ruler who gets swindled into thinking a new outfit will show who in his kingdom is unfit for office or unusually stupid. The story is about how simple it is for someone to play your ego, your vanity to their advantage while at the same time making you look like a fool. Some topics I talk about include: Are …

A Story About Crabs, Asking Permission and Doing Your Thing

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This week’s show is all about how we mistakenly seek out permission to make big changes in our life and how crabs can teach us a lot about breaking free and doing our own thing. Some stuff I talk about: How Red in the Shawshank Redemption perfectly shows how we become programmed to ask permission instead of just doing our own thing Why you make decisions now that are based on your childhood and how it’s keeping you from growing and doing the things your want to do with your life How the most successful people in the world bust …

Creating A New Life In A Strange Land

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This week, I talk about creating a new life by moving to a new city and starting over. I invited Lexi, (crucialawareness.com) my old podcast co-host and friend, to come back on the show and share her story of how she’s doing after picking up everything and moving to San Diego, California, four years ago. Making the Move to a New City With just a general idea of where she wanted to live and what she wanted to do, she threw herself out there and began a journey full of twist and turns, highs and lows, successes and failures…and, believe …

How to Throw the Funnest Wine Tasting Contest Party

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Be the Host of the Season by throwing a wine tasting contest party for the ages ! This week I wanted to share how to host the funnest wine contest tasting party. It’s not my usual self-help type of podcast, but these tips will definitely up your life skills and give you the essentials on how to host an amazing and cheap party for a small group of friends … and just in time for the holidays. The party is so easy to plan and very cheap, with your cost (as the host) being for basic materials and maybe some …

How to End Frustration By Breaking Through the Sound Barrier

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I’m FRUSTRATED! I’ve been frustrated for a little while now, which is why this podcast is a couple days late. I have not been able to figure some things out in my life and the longer it goes, the more frustrated I become. And, that is why I wanted to do this podcast…not to dump my frustration on you, but to share with you a story about breaking through barriers that I remembered recently. The Story of Chuck Yeager Breaking the Sound Barrier The story of Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier in a jet plane way back in 1947 …