A Story About A Prince, A Poet and Your Happiness

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This week’s Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast is all about exposing how the pursuit of happiness can lead to a lot of sadness. The story I share is about a popular prince from long ago that shared a little secret about his own happiness. It is also about a poet that provided great insight into happiness with one little poem. It’s also about the Happiness Industry that is constantly trying to sell us that happiness should be our ultimate goal in life. Problem is, having that goal will lead to frustration, sadness, depression and an overall bummer of a life. …

Story About Hot Dogs, A Traumatized Uncle and the Awkwardness of Success

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This week I talk about Success and success (two different things) by telling the story of grilling hot dogs with my traumatized uncle. This episode all came from an article I was reading a couple of days ago about success. There was a great line in the article that talked about forward movement requiring Intention and Effort AND Awkwardness. It was the awkwardness that jumped off the page for me because it is so true!! There is not a success that has ever been succeeded successfully without some form of messy or awkward or failure. So, why is it that …

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 …

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You Are Definitely A 10 on the Attraction Scale … Here’s How I Know

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I can say, without any doubt…You’re Definitely a 10 on the Attraction Scale It all comes down to having a little perspective and seeing the big picture. I have to ask… What was your gut reaction to the title of this podcast? Everyone has an attraction scale number or range…what is yours and why is it where it is? People’s tendency to rate themselves is usually based on a general scale…mostly focusing on the people more attractive than themselves. That’s not good because it automatically makes you feel “less than”. and it varies based on how you feel about yourself …

The First Step to Becoming an Influencer

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What It Takes to Become a True Influencer This week, my good friend and part-time entrepreneur, Mariah (themamalovemovement.com) talk about the first steps in taking a purpose project public and what it takes to become a true influencer in today’s crowded social media world. It’s all about taking your purpose project (which is NOT a side hustle for money) and making it real…putting it out there…positively impacting others…becoming an influencer. Some of the things we talk about include: How to tell if your project…if what you have to offer…fills a need The very first steps to being an influencer that …

Stupid Simple Plan for More Success and Fulfillment

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With an overload of self help information at every turn online, I thought I would take a few minutes today and give you the most simplified…stupid simple plan to create more success and fulfillment in your life. There are only four steps to this plan. Although they can be broken down to a lot of tiny pieces, I wanted to present to you just the basic steps in getting yourself dialed in and on a path of purpose with the success and fulfillment you so desperately desire. 4 Steps…thats all… 1. Get Real With Yourself 2. Get Your House in …

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 95% Rule That Magically Erases Stress

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This week I share with you my own personal formula for eliminating a lot of stress in my life … I call it the 95% rule. This rule is all about looking at your life and situations from a different angle…a better angle, like taking a better selfie pic by moving the camera up and to the side instead of right in front of your face. The 95% Rule is all about getting rid of the small, insignificant worries in your life so you can put your energy towards the 5% of stuff that really matters. That way, you can …

Never Satisfied? This is Why and It’s Not Your Fault

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Are you the type of person who never seems satisfied…who is always moving the carrot on yourself? …who succeeds at something and immediately sees even more problems and obstacles? It’s All Instinctual and Subconscious Well, actually we are all instinctually programmed to feel this way…you can thank our caveman forefathers. On this episode I talk about the new, groundbreaking study that was just published by Harvard that talks about this thing we are wrestle with…they call it Prevalence-Induced Concept Change When you improve your life, you will then judge your life based on your new and improved situation. And since …

Who is the REAL YOU … What You Think – or – What You Do ?

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Are you…the REAL YOU…are you what you think or what you do? This is one of the most fought over philosophical concepts over the years. And, a recent article in IdeaPod by Justin Brown, tackles this question head on…so I thought I’d share my thoughts. Sam Harris, well-known modern philosopher and author believes along the lines of the Buddha, where your True Self is reflective in your thoughts. However, Aristotle and a number of other thinkers believe you are what you do. I believe it’s sort of a mix of both… …the true self is within you but, if you …