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This show is designed to Entertain, Educate and Enlighten you to rise above the roadblocks and confusion and live life on your own terms. Along with special guests, Tony Dufresne, PhD (Philosopher, Author, Speaker, Certified Trainer, Behavioral Change Specialist and Life Transition Coach) is all about sharpening your critical thinking skills and sharing tips and advice on topics you face everyday like feeling lost, making a big life decision, relationship conflicts, creating a sense of purpose and direction in life, being true to who you really are, dating, break-ups, finding a job, changing careers and creating loving relationships. Welcome to the Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast.

Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast Tony Dufresne, PhD

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    • 4.6 • 9 Ratings

This show is designed to Entertain, Educate and Enlighten you to rise above the roadblocks and confusion and live life on your own terms. Along with special guests, Tony Dufresne, PhD (Philosopher, Author, Speaker, Certified Trainer, Behavioral Change Specialist and Life Transition Coach) is all about sharpening your critical thinking skills and sharing tips and advice on topics you face everyday like feeling lost, making a big life decision, relationship conflicts, creating a sense of purpose and direction in life, being true to who you really are, dating, break-ups, finding a job, changing careers and creating loving relationships. Welcome to the Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast.

    Amazing Books That Can Change Your Life

    Amazing Books That Can Change Your Life

    This week, I decided to share with you the most amazing books I have ever read AND the one big mistake most people make when they buy a self-help book.

    Link to the Youtube Video

    There are literally thousands of personal development and self-help books that are published every year, but it seems there are just a few that rise to the top and have stood the test of time.

    The books I discuss are the ones that have impacted me, my life, my journey the most.

    The Power of Now by Eckhardt Tolle – The most life-changing book I’ve ever read.

    He is a master at simplifying the complicated world and his ability to teach the awareness of the “now”.

    You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero – I love this girl.

    When I first read the book I could have sworn she ripped off my stuff online…of course she didn’t but that’s how in sync I am with her writing.

    She pulls no punches and provides an easy to follow guide on the forces that shape ones life and how to get them to work in your favor.

    Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl – Concentration camp survivor, he single-handedly changed psychology with his insights and the creation of his theory of Logotherapy.

    The theory is based on the importance of defining and prioritizing the “meaning” of things in your own life.

    Poke the Box by Seth Godin – Marketing master, he is all about self-acceptance and authenticity.

    His books are short, cheap but to the point and very powerful.

    How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie – I’m thinking I don’t have to say a whole lot about this one because you’ve probably read it already. If not, now is the time.

    This book is the basis for all the self help stuff out there today.

    Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins – He is the big man on campus and this very detailed offering is brimming with useful tools and techniques to move you to action.

    Along with these amazing books, I also have a couple of honorable mentions that I talk about. Let me know if you have read any life-changing books…I’m always looking for my next read.

    Why Do Relationships Fail After 3 Months?

    Why Do Relationships Fail After 3 Months?

    Hint: It has something to do with yourself

    • 8 min
    How to Be Less Angry With People

    How to Be Less Angry With People

    This week's podcast episode is all about the power of controlling your thoughts and emotions even though the world seems to be unraveling at the seams.

    • 12 min
    Improving Your Fashion Sense and Online Image

    Improving Your Fashion Sense and Online Image

    A professional image consultant shares tips on improving your fashion sense for your most authentic online image.

    • 10 min
    The Key to Better Relationships is All About Expectations

    The Key to Better Relationships is All About Expectations

    The secret formula to better relationships is all about your EXPECTATIONS.



    * Are you the type of person who never seems satisfied…who is always moving the carrot on yourself?

    * Do your relationships start to get tough because one of you now expects more from the other person than they did before?

    * Does your significant other or close friend expect you to “read their mind” and get upset when you don’t know exactly what they are thinking?



    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 we all have to deal with this one way or the other, I thought it would be a good idea to share with you a life hack to get you past that unfulfilled feeling and back on the improvement and expansion track.

    Like always, you can go to www.javabud.com to listen to podcasts, watch the videos, get a freebie or buy my book.

    Have a comment…tony@javabud.com

    Peace

    • 7 min
    Worst Dating Advice Ever

    Worst Dating Advice Ever

    I figured we'd throw out the most ridiculous advice and tell you why the advice sucks and how it's making things a lot harder then they have to be.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

peric4 ,

Brilliant and Insightful Always

Tony’s words speak to me every week. Honestly, I find myself nodding along saying, “yes, that’s what I’ve been trying to say or understand!” Love listening each and every week.

Espy4 ,

Hooked!

Honest, witty, eye opening and entertaining. The Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast is a weekly ritual at our house. Tony gives a fresh perspective on all things millennial and is that friend that tells us what we don't always want to hear, but should. Each week there is a new topic and there are also multiple guests that come on to share their expertise . You will not regret subscribing to this Podcast, it will change your life!

JayMitchell2.0 ,

Love it.

The Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast is not only entertaining and fun to listen to, it is RELEVANT to my life and the rest of the millennial generation. This show hits on personal growth, relationships, dating, love, money, and life in general. Highly recommend to check it out!

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