A Perfect Example of a Purpose Project

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Today I bring my friend and fellow entrepreneur, Angela, back on the show to talk about her real time Purpose Project journey. What is a Purpose Project? When I say Purpose Project, I mean that thing or niche that you feel is your thing…is your special gift you have to share with the world. It’s not necessarily a side hustle just to make extra money…actually it’s not that at all. A Purpose Project is about giving time and energy to that hobby or business idea that is the truest expression of who you are and what you have to offer …

The Big Difference Between Passion and Emotion

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The Big Difference Between Passion and Emotion can mislead you into thinking you might be making a wrong decision, when you could actually be on the right track. Passion is MUCH more than a “feeling” Passion can have a “feel” to it, but it encompasses more than just that emotional feeling…including a direction, a drive, a commitment to a purpose or a cause. Passion is a slow fire that consistently burns inside of you verses an emotion, which it temporary…a “reaction” to an external stimulus that is temporary. The big problem is that people confuse passion with that strong emotion …

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. …

Best Of – How to Crush the Quarter Life Crisis

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This week we’ve been busy gathering data for some upcoming shows so I thought I would share with you the first Surrounded by Idiots Podcast episode, and one of the most popular episodes over the last two years, How to Crush the Quarter Life Crisis. Fortunately for both of us, my dear friend and “voice of Millennial”, Mariah was able to join me for this show. Damn, if she doesn’t have some amazing insight about her/your generation!   What is a Quarter Life Crisis? We start off the show by talking about what really is a Quarter Life Crisis, then …

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 …

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 …