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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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@thejavabud

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English


Episodes

A Runaway Trolley, The Good Place and Standing Up for Morality

3/26/2020
This week's podcast episode is about morality ... about making good decisions ... about being a good person ... a good teammate with all us other humans while facing a global crisis. To illustrate the ridiculous lack of thought that is coming from our current leadership, I introduce an oldie but goody morality test called ... ...The Trolley Problem. ...and, how this story should lead anyone to an obvious conclusion when it comes to how to handle the Coronavirus crisis as well as other...

Duration:00:11:29

Coronavirus : How to Navigate Your New Normal

3/21/2020
This week's podcast is about the psychological and philosophical shifts that are happening because of the coronavirus. Your world as you knew it will never be the same and I want to help you to see, understand and navigate the changes to add value to your life through all of the changes. What's happening is called a Nodal Event. Similar to weddings or funerals or some other huge life event you have lived through, the coronavirus, or Covid19 , has created a major shift ... ...and not just...

Duration:00:21:35

Best of ... New Study: Find A Purpose NOW

3/9/2020
I'm on my way out of town for the week, so I thought I'd do a "best of" this week with a very popular episode. A new study by a group of British psychologists confirm that having "A" 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...

Duration:00:26:42

A Good Actress , A Bad Break and the Power of Expectations

3/6/2020
This week's podcast episode is a story about the power of expectations to either fuel your success or crush your dreams. My in-studio guest, Rachel, was a musical theater actress that was successful but still felt lost. Then, tragedy struck and she was diagnosed with Leukemia. Over the next year, her life completely changed. Thankfully she battled the deadly disease and is now cancer free ! But, the fight wasn't over...even though she felt better physically, she was anxious and depressed....

Duration:00:14:42

A Broken Arm, A Broken Heart and Mastering Relationships

2/29/2020
This week's podcast episode exposes the secret ingredient needed to master your relationships, regardless if you are: - In a good relationship - In a bad relationship - Starting a new relationship - Just got dumped - Just dumped someone - Trying to deal with the pain of a bad breakup - Desperately wanting to be in a relationship - Never been in a serious relationship Stuff I talk about include: - The research that shows the similarity between a broken arm and a broken heart - The actual...

Duration:00:11:51

A Water Tree, A Boat Saw and Achieving Enlightenment

2/22/2020
This week's podcast episode is all about achieving personal enlightenment simply by drinking beer, riding on a boat and solving a problem. I share a story about a river cruising vacation I took a while ago and the problem a bunch of drunk guys faced in removing a submerged tree branch... ...and how that perfectly explains the Theory of Flow and the proven, scientific way to achieve more enlightenment in your life. In the show I talk about: - The groundbreaking work of both Duke University's...

Duration:00:15:50

A Blurry Wedding, 240 Minutes a Day and Secrets of the Rich

2/13/2020
This week's podcast episode is all about how to use your time for maximum success and fulfillment. In the show, I talk about a study of rich people and what they do differently everyday that creates success. Based on this study, there are about 240 minutes a day (4 hours) where the rich do things differently that result in their success... ...and how you can shape this advice into your own plan for success and fulfillment. Talking point in the show include: - The importance of routine and...

Duration:00:15:00

Story About a Terrible Job, an Insane Workout and Using Your Obstacles

2/6/2020
This week's podcast episode is all about using the obstacles in your life to lift you up and over to a new level of success. A familiar quote by Stoic Philosopher Marcus Aurelius reminds us that "what stands in the way becomes the way". I use my own experience with a job I have despised for years and the Insanity workout to show how the path to success runs directly through the obstacles that show up along the way. Show topics include: - How to use the power of gratitude to re-frame an...

Duration:00:12:42

Story About Gumby, a Weird Train and Living 29,200 Separate Lives

1/30/2020
This week's podcast episode is about a random memory I have about Gumby and a trackless train...and how the train perfectly reflects how to live each day to the fullest. The show is based on a very popular quote by the Stoic philosopher, Seneca, about counting each day we live as a separate life... ...and how that mindset can help us to refocus our attention every single day to make every day special and very productive. And as I read the quote, I thought back to a random memory I had of a...

Duration:00:10:39

Tuesday Ramen with a Side of Breadcrumbing and the Philosophy of Desire

1/23/2020
This week's Surrounded by Idiots episode is about my Ramen craving on Tuesdays, breadcrumbing your ex and how they both perfectly describe the Philosophy of Desire....AND... ...how both stories can help you to break free of dysfunctional desires and cravings that are weighing you down. In the show I talk about: - Why we have such an intense desire for the things we DON'T have - What to do if you find yourself involved in breadcrumbing...giving or getting - What the Buddhist philosophy has to...

Duration:00:13:23

Story About Wolves, a Butterfly and the Incredible Power of Your Actions

1/15/2020
This week's Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast episode is me sharing two stories about how powerful your decisions and actions really are...like... ...change the world POWERFUL. There's probably a good chance you don't believe you have that kind of power. I don't blame you...it's probably because you haven't seen big results from your small actions. Problem with that is...most of the time you can't see them. Once your actions are put out there, they are carried away into the universe and...

Duration:00:08:33

Story About a Roman Slave, a Holocaust Survivor and Controlling Your Life

1/8/2020
This week's Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast episode is about how much control we can really have in our lives. There are two survival stories that show exactly what we can control in our lives... ...and... ...what we cannot control. The first story is of a young Roman slave with a shattered leg, about to die... ...and the mindset that gave him the strength to survive. That boy eventually became the great Stoic Philosopher, Epictetus. The other story is about a Jewish psychiatrist that was...

Duration:00:09:47

New Year, Same You ... But ... New Purpose!

12/31/2019
This week's episode is a "Best of" broadcast from a very popular show I did last year about refocusing in the new year and thinking about your purpose. A new study by a group of British psychologists confirm that having "A" 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 were fascinating and I share them in the episode. My thoughts...

Duration:00:26:42

Story About a Good Server, Bad Customers and Committing to the Process of Success

12/19/2019
This week's Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast is about creating a mindset of success through committing to the sloppy ups and downs of the process. My time in the service industry as a server and bartender taught me a HUGE lesson about finding a way to be successful even when I have a night with terrible customers and major kitchen issues. For those of you that are in or have been in the service industry, this story will hit very close to home... ...But, for those of you who have not, it...

Duration:00:13:14

Story About A Kind Stranger, A Life Saving Coffee and How That Matters To You

12/10/2019
This week's Surrounded by Idiots podcast episode is all about how much you matter to every person and every thing in the world. It's about becoming aware that every little thing you do...or don't do...has an impact in one way or another. To illustrate this, I share two stories about kind strangers that just wanted to pay it forward and share some of their kindness with someone else. In both instances, a life was saved. Things I talk about include: - How the Circle of Love on Cougar Town...

Duration:00:10:34

Story About Insanity, Good Feels and Your Ultimate Life Objective

12/5/2019
This week's Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast episode is about how chasing good feels will lead you to your doom. A couple of days ago, while working out, I hit that point where the good feels went away and my body and mind became very irritated. Just then, I realized, this happens a lot in life...starting off pumped up...hitting an uncomfortable spot...doubting yourself or making excuses...then quitting...then feeling terrible that you quit...then getting mad...starting the process...

Duration:00:12:43

Best Of: 3 Tips To Crush The Holidays

11/28/2019
Here is a "Best of" episode where I share 3 quick tips to help you to get dialed in and crush the holidays. This time of year can be so stressful and all of the holiday stuff just adds to the long list of stuff you have to do the rest of the year. So, today's episode is all about putting and keeping the holidays in their place so you can still be rockin' your life without letting Uncle Bob's annoying questions over Thanksgiving turkey get you down. The tips are all about perspective and...

Duration:00:20:56

Story About The Perfect Buzz, A Super Shake and Finding Your Zone

11/19/2019
This week's Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast episode is all about the importance of finding a morning routine that gets you in your zone for the rest of the day. I share my own personal story about experimenting for years about what things I need to do in the morning in order to be the most productive, the most present and the most fulfilled throughout the day. Things I chat about include: - Why it's so important to create a routine and stick to it - Why getting into a morning routine is...

Duration:00:15:05

Story About Staying in Your Lane When a Dude Punches Your Car

11/14/2019
This week's Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast episode is a true story about a dude punching my car and how to stay on track and roll with the punches. True Story We were just living our lives, driving to return some cocktail glasses, when literally out of nowhere this guy appears then punches my car as I drove by. The full story is really weird but does prove some really great points: - How to stay focused...stay in your lane when someone tries to knock you out or bring you down because of...

Duration:00:11:52

Story About Grilled Chicken, Sweden and Finding Your Sweet Spot

11/5/2019
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