What a Curious Little Scientist Taught Me About NOT Following My Passion

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This week’s Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast episode is all about… Curiosity and Passion It’s about how my 5 year old granddaughter, the family scientist, taught me the difference between curiosity and passion, and why I should follow my curiosity if I want to continue to be successful. Topics in the show include: The big problem with following your passion What happens when the passion goes away? Should striving for your goals always be fun? The importance of being uncomfortable How passion and expectations can send you false signals The HUGE advantage to shifting your mindset to CURIOSITY The call …

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 …

Free Books, Hospital Coffee and Finding Your Groove

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This week’s story is all about pressing play again on your life after you’ve had to pause it for a more important reason. Now, I’m not saying your life right now isn’t important, or that your “purpose journey” shouldn’t be a priority… …I’m saying, sometimes life throws a big one at you that needs to take priority over everything else…and in my case, it was my daughter getting Leukemia. It doesn’t have to be as severe as a blood cancer, but whatever big thing happens in your life that takes your focus off your purpose journey, just remember to… Never …

A Story About The Dentist, The Hoover Dam and A Life Changed Overnight

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This week I share a very personal story about what just happened to me while I was away on a small spring break trip to Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam. It’s a story about my daughter…about her going to dentist because of some bleeding gum issues that led to her getting some blood work done… …to her getting an urgent call from her doctor …to me getting an urgent call while standing in the middle of the Hoover Dam …to her life changed overnight. The main points of the story I really want to share with you are… 1. …

The Formula to Create Your Maximum Impact

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Short and sweet this week as I dive into the formula to create maximum impact in your life. Social media is painting the wrong picture about how to take your talents and become a wide-scale impact on the world. Just because some 19 year old drop-out developed some random app and now he’s flaunting his billions doesn’t mean you have to force your way into a particular career or put yourself in a position where you have to compromise on your ethics in order to become a high level influencer. When it comes down to it, the old way is …

Lessons Learned Along My Journey

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This week’s podcast is my story. I thought you might want to here where it all started for me. It’s a wonder how I ever was able to get to where I am now given all of the twists and turns I took over the last 40+ years. My hope is that my journey will illustrate to you that for most of my life, I had NO idea who I was or where I was going. Some of the stuff I talk about includes: How my early perfectionism jacked me up big time How I actually graduated while changing majors …

Stuck in a Snowstorm : Lesson Learned

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It took me getting stuck in a snowstorm and an 11 hour journey home to learn a valuable lesson about listening to the universe and going with the flow. This week, I talk about the surprising events that occurred on my ride home last week from Las Vegas. It was a journey I have taken hundreds of times, but this time was much different. And, along the way I encountered a number of very interesting things, including a snowball fight in the middle of a highway and a stranger that came from out of the blue to deliver a message …

New Study: Find A Purpose … NOW!

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A new study by a group of British researchers confirm that having “A” purpose (not “THE” Purpose) is the only way to live a long, healthy and fulfilling life. The paper was part of an ongoing British study of older adults known as the English Longitudinal Study of Aging. The Results of the Study Socially, higher worthwhile ratings were associated with stronger personal relationships and with broader social engagement such as involvement in civic organizations, cultural activity and volunteering. (marriage was important but so was regular contact with friends). From a health perspective, those with higher worthwhile ratings had better …

3 Ways to Be Ahead of the Game Before the New Year

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Don’t wait until New Years and try to stick to some ridiculous resolution … Here are 3 things you can do right now to get a head start into making next year your best year. In this week’s episode I share three simple steps you can do, right now, to get your head straight and create some small action before New Years Day. The 3 steps are stupid easy and should be done right now in order for you to feel like you’re ahead of the game…a head start on all those other fools who are waiting for the new …

How to Effectively Communicate With Different Personality Types

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This is an encore broadcast of Lexi and I sharing with you How to Effectively Communicate With Different Personality Types. The point of the show this week is to expose the four most general personality types (known as the Personality Quadrant) and to explain each one so you can get some idea of where you fit. As an extra bonus, Here is the link to an online test where you can take the test for free and find out which type of personality you associate with the most. Another easy and cheap way to figure out what your core personality, …