Why is Unplugging From Social Media A Thing?

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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. …

3 Proven Steps to Keep You from Losing It

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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 …

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

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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 …

Cheap Millennial Gifts with Massive Amounts of Value

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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

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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 …

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 …

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 …