Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast
About This Show
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...
Most Recent Episode
Why is Unplugging From Social Media A Thing?
3 days ago
This week, my buddy Josh joins me to discuss the new social movement that is gaining steam...Why is Unplugging From Social Media A Thing?
REMINDER: Go to my website, javabud.com and look under "podcast" to find this show along with the complete show notes and links to the articles I mention in the show.
When I first heard of unplugging, or shutting off my social media contact for a period of time, I thought...Great!, because that makes sense.
Let's face it, basic common sense would lead anyone to the conclusion that having your face buried in your phone 24/7 might not be the best choice for a rounded, fulfilled life.
There's even a National Day of Unplugging that will happen from sundown on March 3rd to sundown of March 4th.
So, from that perspective, I'm all in...but should something that obvious be a "thing" which is beginning to look like a new social media "movement"?
Well, this is the question Josh and I tackled, and in doing so, I found some fascinating stats about how many of us are caught in the web and I found a few examples where people and organizations are using unplugging as a marketing stunt.
In the show I talk about a specific example of an Instagram "personality" that used the concept of unplugging to separate herself from the pack in order to gain more pub...and, it worked.
I also brought up a few example of how some large corporations have used the concept of unplugging for marketing purposes.
At this point in the show it was time to pivot the conversation to the positive reasons why everyone should work in some unplugging time.
Obvious Reasons include: Balance, re-centering yourself, bringing life back into perspective by bringing the focus back to you instead of focusing on other people’s lives/activities/accomplishments.
The bottom line is, Unplugging from Social Media is a necessity and can easily be integrated into your life by just realizing certain days and times where you can leave your phone off, or at least put it in the other room so you're not constantly tempted by the seductive lure of another "like".