Video: Why Are We So Divided? … The Lost Art of Civility

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What the what is going on in the world right now? Why are we so divided? Why can’t we be open to and respect differing opinions? Why have we lost the art of Civility? This week, my very special guest, Boston Jeff, and I really get into why we are becoming so divided in our ideologies (not just in the U.S.) and the solution to coming together…the art of Civility. Jeff is VERY animated and very opinionated (he’s a Trump supporter while I am, well, let’s say OPPOSITE), which is a perfect combination for the topic. The Mess Has Been …

Why Are We So Divided? … The Lost Art of Civility

Anthony Dufresne Millennial Life Issues, Podcasts Leave a Comment

What the hell is going on in the world right now? Why are we so divided? Why can’t we be open to and respect differing opinions? Why have we lost the art of Civility? This week, my very special guest, Boston Jeff, and I really get into why we are becoming so divided in our ideologies (not just in the U.S.) and the solution to coming together…the art of Civility. Jeff is VERY animated and very opinionated (he’s a Trump supporter while I am, well, let’s say OPPOSITE), which is a perfect combination for the topic. The Mess Has Been …

Video: An Easy Cure for FOMO … Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast

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This week, Lexi and I would like to share with you an easy cure for FOMO, or the Fear of Missing Out. Fear of missing out isn’t new. “FOMO” is simply this generation’s version of the expression “the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” The feeling of missing out is rooted in the Ego, from being unhappy or disappointed in where your life is at right now. It’s wrongly focusing on what you’re not doing/having versus what you have, basically undermining your confidence that you’re making the right choice by doing what you are doing. …

An Easy Cure for FOMO

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This week, Lexi and I would like to share with you an easy cure for FOMO, or the Fear of Missing Out. Fear of missing out isn’t new. “FOMO” is simply this generation’s version of the expression “the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” The feeling of missing out is rooted in the Ego, from being unhappy or disappointed in where your life is at right now. It’s wrongly focusing on what you’re not doing/having versus what you have, basically undermining your confidence that you’re making the right choice by doing what you are doing. …

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 …

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 …