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The Walk of Shame Radio Podcast has been transformed into the Millennial one stop shop for relationship and dating insights, life hacks, and all other info deemed fit for Millennial ears. Welcome to the Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast. Tony Dufresne, Ph.D., Millennial Mentor, Peak Performance Coach and reluctant Gen X'er, talks all things "Millennial"...the specific topics that Millennials face everyday (life, love, money, student loans, online dating, successful relationships, finding yourself, being true to yourself, how to communicate with stuffy Gen X'ers, etc.). And, when you're surrounded by idiots, Tony and his special guests will throw you a life line so you can rise above the unwashed masses and live life on your own terms. I guarantee, this show will 3 "E" your brains out (Entertain, Educate and Enlighten). Welcome, you sexy Millennial...

The Walk of Shame Radio Podcast has been transformed into the Millennial one stop shop for relationship and dating insights, life hacks, and all other info deemed fit for Millennial ears. Welcome to the Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast. Tony Dufresne, Ph.D., Millennial Mentor, Peak Performance Coach and reluctant Gen X'er, talks all things "Millennial"...the specific topics that Millennials face everyday (life, love, money, student loans, online dating, successful relationships, finding yourself, being true to yourself, how to communicate with stuffy Gen X'ers, etc.). And, when you're surrounded by idiots, Tony and his special guests will throw you a life line so you can rise above the unwashed masses and live life on your own terms. I guarantee, this show will 3 "E" your brains out (Entertain, Educate and Enlighten). Welcome, you sexy Millennial...
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The Walk of Shame Radio Podcast has been transformed into the Millennial one stop shop for relationship and dating insights, life hacks, and all other info deemed fit for Millennial ears. Welcome to the Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast. Tony Dufresne, Ph.D., Millennial Mentor, Peak Performance Coach and reluctant Gen X'er, talks all things "Millennial"...the specific topics that Millennials face everyday (life, love, money, student loans, online dating, successful relationships, finding yourself, being true to yourself, how to communicate with stuffy Gen X'ers, etc.). And, when you're surrounded by idiots, Tony and his special guests will throw you a life line so you can rise above the unwashed masses and live life on your own terms. I guarantee, this show will 3 "E" your brains out (Entertain, Educate and Enlighten). Welcome, you sexy Millennial...

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Episodes

Story About Grilled Chicken, Sweden and Finding Your Sweet Spot

11/5/2019
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This week it's all about the formula to find your sweet spot in life on the Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast. Undercooking my grilled chicken a couple nights back got me thinking about how tricky it can be sometimes to find the sweet spot with cooking chicken. This led me to think about how this applies to life...it can be tricky sometimes to find that sweet spot, especially when there's so much happening around us. Thinking about that reminded me of a fantastic Swedish concept called,...

Duration:00:14:00

One Short Story , Two Clueless Fish and the Only Education That Matters

10/30/2019
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This week's Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast episode is from a short David Foster Wallace story about two clueless fish and the only education that matters. This two-sentence story beautifully shows how much we could know about ourselves and the world if we only just paid attention. Stuff I chat about on the show include: - How a bunch of water perfectly explains the world around you - How knowledge has nothing to do with having a REAL EDUCATION - How STREET SMARTS only go so far - The big...

Duration:00:13:05

A Story About How One Push Up Can Change Your Life

10/24/2019
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This week's episode of the Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast is about how one perfect push up can explain a lot about the journey to success. It all comes from a story about being young and having that training goal of getting bigger and stronger, and being able to do more push ups than anyone else. But, because I was so full of juice and didn't focus on the process of doing a quality push up, I ended up hitting a plateau and hurting myself. So, I decided to get a trainer and he showed me...

Duration:00:18:40

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

10/17/2019
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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 -...

Duration:00:15:07

Story About an Old Friend, an Older Philosopher and Some Juicy Gossip

10/9/2019
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This week's Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast episode is about gossip... ...it's about how I found myself in the middle of a story with an old friend of mine, talking trash about a mutual friend ...when all of a sudden, I remembered an old story about Socrates and how to tell if a piece of gossip should be shared or kept to myself. The story is called, "The Triple Filter" and it's about one of Socrates' friends beginning to share some juicy gossip with him, until... ...Socrates stopped the...

Duration:00:09:56

A Story About 1 King , 3 Questions & Making the Right Choice

9/27/2019
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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. This week, I share the Leo Tolstoy short story called "The Three Questions". This story shows exactly how we tend to overthink things and why we have such a hard time trusting our gut. The story is about a good king who wants to always make the right choice ,so he seeks out a...

Duration:00:14:05

A Talking Pot, A Smart Kid and Embracing Your Flaws

9/20/2019
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In this week's episode of the Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast, I share the story of a Talking Pot, A Smart Kid and Embracing Your Flaws. This is based on a very old fable about a servant girl that has to bring water to her master every morning. It just so happens the water pots she carries can talk and one of the pots is not happy because he has a crack in him and he constantly leaks water. Over a period of time, this pot becomes super bummed out because he feels he's letting the girl...

Duration:00:10:23

Living Alone In a Life Built for Two : A Dog Mom's Story

9/12/2019
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This week's episode of the Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast is a story about finding yourself single again in a life now built around two... ...and how to begin the process of healing while at the same time trying to balance your new life and move forward. The story is about a girl named Michelle and her recent break-up after a 3 year relationship. It's about realizing that during those years, two lives start meshing together creating this thing called a "relationship"... ...and in the...

Duration:00:15:44

A Story About Mickey Mouse, A Breakroom Outburst and Being Authentic

9/6/2019
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This week's episode is about my time as a Disneyland employee and what Mickey Mouse taught me about being authentic. Right out of high school I got a job at Disneyland as a Submarine Captain. And, during that time, I shared a breakroom with a bunch of employees including the people who dressed up in the costumes. One day, Mickey Mouse came in...took off his head...lit up a smoke...and began to rant about all the bratty kids he dealt with on his last shift. I found this to be really funny at...

Duration:00:16:35

The Missing Piece Between Motivation and Success

8/29/2019
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Motivational memes, speeches, Youtube videos and quotes do a good job at firing you up... ...but ultimately fizzle out when the excitement is gone or when you hit that first big obstacle. This week's episode is all about the missing piece between motivation and success. Show topics include: - Are motivational speakers, memes, videos and quotes doing more harm than good? - How motivational material is like giving a kid a bunch of sugar - Why motivation stuff is so addictive - Why motivation...

Duration:00:11:05

Story About a Man a Donkey and Trusting Your Gut

8/22/2019
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This week on the Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast is all about how to trust your own inner voice when there are so many people telling you so many things. This week I share with you an Aesop story called, “The Man, The Boy and The Donkey.” It’s a simple story with a strong message; When you try to please all, you please none Topics in the show include: - How much of a people pleaser are you? - How to trust your gut - Using feedback positively - The right way to ask for feedback - The big...

Duration:00:12:33

Your Choice ... A Shark or A Can Of Beans ?

8/15/2019
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This week I talk about how difficult it is nowadays to make a choice. This "paradox of choice" is even worse now because we are exposed to so much more through social media and the internet as a whole. To show how tough it is, I share a story about a bunch of students and a can of beans. I also talk about sharks and how their swimming habits can help teach us about making better choices. Other things I throw out there include: - Why choosing is the number problem for Millennials - How NOT...

Duration:00:20:24

A Story About A Prince, A Poet and Your Happiness

8/8/2019
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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...

Duration:00:18:36

2 Doctors - 1 Story - And Your Relationships

8/1/2019
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This week's show sheds light on how we see things in life and how that shapes our reality and the level of success we have with our relationships. The story told is about my daughter's ongoing battle with Leukemia and the way that two doctors communicated the same message so completely different. This example shows there are a number of ways to frame the same picture...question is...are you using the right frame? Show topics include: - The power of learning how to frame your life for...

Duration:00:15:45

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

7/17/2019
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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...

Duration:00:15:13

Story About A Naked King, A Smart Kid And The Price of Vanity

7/9/2019
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This week I wanted to share a fairy tale about a naked king, a smart kid and the price of vanity. The story is The Emperor's New Clothes, by Hans Christian Andersen. If you're not familiar, it's about a very vain ruler who gets swindled into thinking a new outfit will show who in his kingdom is unfit for office or unusually stupid. The story is about how simple it is for someone to play your ego, your vanity to their advantage while at the same time making you look like a fool. Some topics I...

Duration:00:14:22

A Story About Crabs, Asking Permission and Doing Your Thing

6/27/2019
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This week's show is all about how we mistakenly seek out permission to make big changes in our life and how crabs can teach us a lot about breaking free and doing our own thing. Some stuff I talk about: - How Red in the Shawshank Redemption perfectly shows how we become programmed to ask permission instead of just doing our own thing - Why you make decisions now that are based on your childhood and how it's keeping you from growing and doing the things your want to do with your life - How...

Duration:00:14:29

How Are You Failing The Test When You Have All The Answers?

6/21/2019
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Let's be Real... If you wanted to change your life...to go in a different direction...to follow that dream job or find that dream relationship...you could do it...right now! So, why hasn't it happened? With all of the self-help books and seminars and podcasts and millions of motivational memes populating your news feed everyday spelling out how to go about changing your life...why haven't you done it yet? You have all the answers...why do you keep failing the test? This week is all about...

Duration:00:16:32

A Box of Legos and the Art of Starting Over

6/7/2019
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This week's episode is how a box of Legos taught me the art of starting over. This episode wasn't supposed to be...I did another completely different show on being the adult in the room. However, after finishing the whole show I realized it was terrible, but I was too disappointed in myself to just trash it and start over...until... ...I remembered when I was young and how I built this huge Lego fort, but as I was just about to finish, I realized I built it wrong...and without blinking......

Duration:00:12:15

Free Books, Hospital Coffee and Finding Your Groove

5/17/2019
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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...

Duration:00:17:46