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Everyone Needs A Little

Everyone Needs A Little

By Joey Little
Non-award-winning solo podcast hosted by a midwest raised, middle-aged generation X'er, selectively shy, attention seeking, introvert (but necessarily extroverted), former shock rock radio morning show host now a corporate marketing executive, energetic only child, with daddy issues, slight OCD, and adequately ADHD medicated grown ass man ranting into a microphone, from all over the world (but mostly from Downtown Kansas City, early in the morning daily.
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How Dodging a Blonde Haired Bullet Landed Me in Destin, Florida
After realizing how much my mental health was deteriorating I made the decision to hit the road. This episode coming to you from sunny Destin, Florida. 
December 7, 2020
Knock All You Want But You Have to Kick the Door Down to Get into Joey's Inner Circle | A Conversation with Bert Couvrette
A great conversation with my French Canadian buddy Bert Couvrette about how life is different when you have a great partner providing a support system. Bert and I compare lives and find out, not only how different we are but also the same. Gut Feelings vs Wanted Facts and kicking in doors to get into my inner circle.
November 24, 2020
Going to the Beat of your own Drummer | A Conversation with Lindsey Shaker
I've known Lindsey Shaker for years but have only met her once in person. So, like many friendships in today's world, our relationship has always been online. Following Lindsey on Facebook has me asking a ton of questions about her, from the squirrels outside her house she names to hours of belly dancing. 
November 13, 2020
Meet Dan Seitz, Former Introverted Flair Bartender, Current YouTube Super-dad & Self Awareness Advocate
I've known Dan Seitz for nearly 20 years. He's a guy I currently want in my life but my bullshit stories in my head keep that from happening. Today's podcast is my first step in creating a new friendship with this awesome person. Hearing his story and learning of his struggles and successes helps me relate with him more, making it easier to start that reconnection.  I also pitch him my new podcast idea, "Forced Friends" getting his feedback.  See the Seitz YouTube description and channel link: Family vlogger and special needs dad. Their family motto: "the only way to it, is through it." Become a "Hopester" by subscribing - we're grateful you're here!    Dan posts videos 2-3 times a week so click the bell icon to be notified when one is uploaded!   Mailing address: P.O. Box 860214 Shawnee, KS 66286  
November 2, 2020
A lady in Iowa, a Woman in Wisconsin, and a Man in Kansas City walk into a Virtual Bar...
Amy mentioned in a Facebook comment to me that she wanted to start a podcast with our mutual friend Katie so I invited them on my podcast to let them give it a trial run. Between Amy's microphone challenges and the tequila, Katie was full of I had a great time. 
October 29, 2020
When the Meat is Too Big for the Oven
Is it just me or do you see metaphors everywhere? Today, a pork shoulder became a lesson on life for me. 
October 25, 2020
How to Get Fired in Corporate America
I believe there are three types of places to work in America; the Corporate Structure, the Start-Up/Small Business Structure, and the Government Structure. It's safe to say I am not built for two of those categories, and at least one of those structures agrees. 
October 23, 2020
Thirst Traps, Simping, True Intimacy, and the Dunbar Number
Thirst Trap: A sexy photograph or flirty message posted on social media for the intent of causing others to publicly profess their attraction. This is done not to actually respond or satisfy any of this attraction, but to feed the posters ego or need for attention, at the expense of the time, reputation, and sexual frustration of those who view the image or reply. Simping: A male overly catering to the exaggerated emotions of a woman. Also; a man saying things to a woman he does not believe but only saying them because he thinks that she wants to hear them. Intimacy:  close familiarity or friendship; closeness. Dunbar's Number: A suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships—relationships in which an individual knows who each person is and how each person relates to every other person.
September 21, 2020
No One Wants To Think They Are The Bad Guy In A Relationship When It Comes To Vulnerable Communication
A lack of communication can be the foundation of almost every failed relationship, romantic or platonic. The inability to be vulnerable with someone you love is absolute cancer on the relationship.  As an over communicators, people who repress feelings instead of talking about them is dumbfounding to me.  
September 13, 2020
Karma: the Sum of a Person's Actions in this and Previous States of Existence, Viewed as Deciding their Fate in Future Existences.
Recently I began thinking that all this bad and negative stuff happening in my life is due to karma. Maybe all the shitty things I did earlier in life were coming back to haunt me? I was not a good boyfriend in the majority, ok...all of my relationships in my 20's & 30's so maybe it's time to pay for those mistakes. But according to Hinduism and Buddhism karma is not what we think it is in western culture.   I also complain about loneliness a lot in today's episode, but what's new? :) 
September 6, 2020
Be Creative or Die.
I need to be creative daily or I just don't function right. Luckily I have to opportunity to have a career that requires me to be creative daily. 
August 21, 2020
Hiding Behind the Word Psychoanalyzing | Self Awareness Journey
We all tell ourselves stories that we believe that we shouldn't. Sometimes believing those stories can cause a lot of unnecessary destructive energy and drama. I have been doing it my entire life but justifying it by labeling it as psychoanalyzing. 
August 18, 2020
Businesses That Will Need to Adapt or they will Simply Die After People Come Back from Experiencing Social Distancing
Large Shopping Malls in medium market cities, Large Movie Theater Complexes, Car Dealerships still using old school methods, and any small business without an online presence like a website or upkeeping their Google My Business listing and providing every bit of content needed by customers searching are just many of the businesses that will need to adapt to the new world of consumer behavior & demand for positive customer experiences or they will just simply die out after social distancing is over. 
April 7, 2020
COVID-19 has Put a Stop to my Professional Creative Juices & I've Got a Netflix Series Idea to Pitch You
I'm in a place right now that I've never had to deal with as a professional digital content maker. That place I've never been before is in the middle of a coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 is a difficult thing to go up against when you trying to market a product to an industry that is being negatively affected and currently struggling.   Plus, I pitch a new idea I have for a Netflix series. Since I recorded my brilliant idea here it has been time-stamped in case one of those Hollywood city slickers steal it. 
April 1, 2020
Mabel Peralta | Just an East Coast Living Dominican Girl Surviving | Conversations with Friends During COVID-19 Coronavirus Social Distancing Series
I loved this conversation with my friend Mabel Peralta. Mabel is a few years younger than me and looks 20 years younger as well, who was raised in New Jersey approximately 5 minutes away from the Lincoln Tunnel to New York City.  Fascinating discussion about the differences in growing up during the 1980s in two completely different American cultures and regions. 
March 31, 2020
Jillian Zellner | How Not to Kill Your Husband During Social Distancing | Conversations with Friends During COVID-19 Coronavirus Social Distancing Series
My friend Jillian has never been one to hold back her opinion, and she doesn't hold back in this episode. Jillian gives every married woman hope as she gives her tips and tricks on how not to murder your husband while on coronavirus lockdown. So, if you're currently thinking about killing your husband, this is the episode to keep you out of prison.
March 30, 2020
Stacey Ellison | PBR Drinking West Virginia Lady | Conversations with Friends During COVID-19 Coronavirus Social Distancing Series
I learned a lot about my friend Stacey Ellison in this episode of the series "Conversations with Friends". Stacey is a lot more than an OCD, dog-loving, hard-working, Pabst Blue Ribbon drinking, West Virginia lady. 
March 28, 2020
Dan Seitz | Family Vlogger and Special Needs Dad | Conversations with Friends During COVID-19 Coronavirus Social Distancing Series
I know it sounds cliche but Dan Seitz is probably one of the friendliest people you could ever meet. I've known Dan, and his wife Kacey, for many many years. I met Dan when he was a flair bartender, you know, the bartenders that throw bottles and do tricks. Dan's life is very different now from when we first met. He is currently a family vlogger and special needs dad. His family's motto is: "the only way to it, is through it.  What's a day in the life like for Dan especially right now due to socially distancing? Click here to check out Dan's Youtube channel, See the Seitz. Make sure you subscribe. Click here for the See the Seitz Fam Website  
March 27, 2020
Micah Birkholz | Conversations with Friends During COVID-19 Coronavirus Social Distancing Series
I have known Micah Birkholz for years but mostly online. We have been in each other's presence a few times but social media is where we keep up on each other's lives. During the COVID-19 coronavirus social distancing, I have invited friends across the world to join me on the Everyone Needs a Little podcast and conversate about anything they want to conversate about. Micah wanted to talk about false leaders and snake oil salesmen that are selling "improve your life" remedies, what it costs to become a priest, and being a closeted liberal-minded person while faking his conservativism. 
March 26, 2020
Joe Exotic is the Craziest Person that has Ever Been on Netflix | Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness
Just when I thought the Netflix documentary "Don't F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer" was the craziest thing ever, here comes Joe Exotic and the documentary "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness"
March 25, 2020
Mad Ramblings from a Socially Distanced Middle Aged Man | Day 6 of Staying Away from People
Today's episode starts out with good intentions of providing activities to you the listener as we all go through social distancing due to attempting to stop the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus). Unfortunately, social distancing does not save you from my attention deficit disorder. This episode goes off the rails quickly with whatever is popping into my head. These random thoughts include the awesome things my sister-in-law is doing with her kids while at home, a dissertation featuring a big personality difference between Sydney & I, and websites that will keep you busy and mentally occupied. Here are some of those websites: Take a tour of a national park here. Take a free, online class from an Ivy League school here. Peruse the NASA media library here. Take a free, online, 30-day photography class with local photographer Jessica Kaminski here. Create an electronic musical masterpiece by downloading the Moog and Korg synthesizer apps for free – info here. Download Smule and start karaoke-ing – it's free to download, $7.99 for a month. Stream the Ann Arbor Film Festival films for free (starting March 24). Watch 15 available Broadway plays for free.
March 19, 2020
Absolute Moron about the Coronavirus Sums it up Pretty Well About My Current Status
We apparently now officially in a Pandemic due to the Coronavirus and really have no idea what the hell is going on. 
March 13, 2020
Why is your name Franklin on Facebook? Talking Everything with my Best Bud Noodles.
My best bud Noodles but you can call him Bill or Franklin. But under no circumstances ever call him Kevin. We talk about religion, Facebook, self-awareness, and Mc Donald's breakfast sandwiches. 
March 7, 2020
Pondering How Someone Can Be Catfished Online. Understanding this will take the Elon Musk Intelligence Curve.
I've had the MTV show "Catfish" in the background while I've been working lately.  Now I am completely dumbfounded on how someone can be catfished. Catfish: lure (someone) into a relationship by means of a fictional online persona.
March 3, 2020
I Know, I Really Have Some Explaining to Do. Lots of New Things Going On.
So I've been away for a while. I promise to explain everything. Tons of changes in my life including a future wife and a new podcast studio. 
February 27, 2020
Episode 258 | Turning 45 Years Old & Now What I Should Do Before 50
Today is my birthday. 45 years celebrated being 6ft above ground. Its time to focus on what I need to do in life before I turn 50. Hard to swallow that is only 5 years away. 
October 29, 2019
Episode 257 | Starting with Ray Donovan & Then Down the Rabbit Hole
My buddy Drew joins me on this episode of the podcast. The conversation starts by discussing a series I'm currently binge-watching on Showtime called Ray Donovan. Loving the show because the main character shares a Myers-Briggs personality with yours truly. 
October 23, 2019
Episode 256 | 16 Things to Know if you Love an Overthinker
If Superman's weakness is kryptonite then my weakness is definitely overthinking. Overthinking has been a huge part of my successes in life but it has also been the central issue to the majority of challenges in my life. So how does one deal with overthinkers like me? I discuss the article 16 Things Know if you Love an Overthinker to bring some light to how my brain works. 
October 3, 2019
Episode 255 | The Reason I Took a Break from this Podcast Has Everything to Do With Cancel Culture | Carson King
Call-out Culture aka Outrage Culture is a form of public shaming that aims to hold individuals and groups accountable for their actions, by calling attention to behavior that is perceived to be problematic, usually on social media. A variant of the term, cancel culture, describes a form of boycott in which someone (usually a celebrity) who has shared a questionable or unpopular opinion, or has had behavior that is perceived to be offensive called out on social media is "canceled": they are completely boycotted by many fans, often leading to massive declines in celebrities' (almost always social media personalities) careers and fanbase. via Wikipedia
September 27, 2019
Episode 254: College Sucked 25 years ago for Me, Will It Suck Again Now? Your's Truly is Back to School.
The place I work has created a great opportunity for our employees to go back to college. I've taken advantage of the opportunity and have been taking online classes with Rockford University. School for me in the past has been sort of a nightmare so enrolling at 44 years old still have me apprehensive. Do I have the focus and passion now later in life that I didn't have as a young man? I guess we are going to find out. 
September 18, 2019
Serious Joey, It has been 6 months. Where in the heck have you been?
After a lot of encouragement and multiple attempts in recording a new episode, only to delete them, I finally have a new Everyone Needs a Little podcast episode. A lot has changed in 6 months. Let's catch up, shall we? 
September 11, 2019
Been a Few Changes in my Life and Current Projects that are Fueling my Happiness
Podcasting still brings me happiness but I was feeling way too vulnerable when so of you that listen to this podcast would see me and bring up something I had talked about in an episode. Not your fault at all that I would die a little inside from embarrassment but it did make me nervous to realize there are a lot of people that listen to this podcast and know some pretty personal things about me. So I took a little step back.
March 29, 2019
Need to Start Understanding My Overactive Highly Creative Brain
Knowing how my mind works and how it has made me the person I am is extremely important to me. Especially when it comes to understanding my challenges. With this in mind, and a suggestion from my primary doctor, I went a saw a psychiatrist. Never at first going but it was the greatest decision I've made all year.   
March 7, 2019
Hopefully Spreading Some Positivity Through Ice Cream & Maybe 250 Episodes is Enough?
I don't know if it's just today, but that spark for getting up and recording a podcast episode keeps dimming more and more.  That passion and excitement I made just isn't there every morning anymore. I find my brain blank with ideas to talk about and discuss. I find myself five out of six times not excited to turn on the microphone. Is this the end? Do I just need a break? Should I start recording at different time? Or do I need new brain meds?  
February 25, 2019
Episode 249: This Podcast Episode is About How Great My Mother Is & I Didn't Cuss Today
Celebrating my mother's birthday with a special podcast episode thanking her for being a great woman and wonderful mom. I couldn't have raised a kid like me. I would have pulled my hair out, but she did and I grew up a decent person. No arrests, DUI's, children out of wedlock, etc. All and all she did a great job with what she had to work with.  :)  Happy birthday mom!
February 23, 2019
Creeping Up on 250 Episodes and I Believe It's Time to Reinvent
We all could use a daily dose of positivity and I was hoping that this podcast could provide that but I think I lost focus. My worries for constantly wanting to entertain changed what this podcast was supposed to be all about. So, I think it's time for a reset. 
February 22, 2019
My New Brilliant Netflix/Podcast Show Idea: "How In The F*** Did That Happen?!"
It takes my brain in overdrive to think about the first humans to do certain things. Normal things that aren't discussed that often. I'm not talking first to walk on the moon or the first to stand up to a cause, I'm talking about people that don't get any credit. Like the first person to drink cow milk. What in the hell was going on that someone took a sip of that stuff? Or the first person to eat eggs? That had to be a weird and culturally disgusting thing at the time. Who are these human superstars that don't have their names in history books?  Subscribe to the podcast Snapchat: YouNeedaLittle
February 21, 2019
23 Emotions People Feel, But Can't Explain
How can you truly explain a feeling? To provide an explanation for something that is felt, is an art form of its own – but, luckily language can serve as our palate, allowing us to paint pictures of these inexplicable moments through the imagination. Today's episode is a list of 23 emotions we have (almost) all certainly felt, and possibly didn’t have the word for.
February 20, 2019
Social Issues have Always Divided Humans, the Internet Just Makes You Think It's a New Thing
Customarily there are three things you're not supposed to talk about to avoid an argument; Sex, Politics, & Religion.  You can add a ton of social issues to that list as well, like abortion, immigration, vaccines, taxes, drugs, and much more.  But how long have humans been divided and arguing about social issues, because I keep reading online that we're currently at a fever pitch? We've been at each other's throats since humans discovered fire and invented the wheel. Nothing is new. 
February 19, 2019
An Awkward and Extremely Uncomfortable Flight on Southwest Airlines.
After being humiliated by a Southwest flight attendant not once, but twice I've learned to watch what I say and what I do when around larger people on Southwest flights. I've lost 100lbs so my experience with being an extremely obese person on a Southwest flight is no longer an embarrassing experience I suffer.  My flight to North Carolina last Friday put me in an extremely physically uncomfortable situation and I hope I handled it correctly.
February 17, 2019
Why I'm Not a Big Drinker and the Reactions I get When This is Discovered by Others
Many people are in disbelief when they find out I'm not a huge fan of drinking alcohol. I get treated like I'm an alien from a different planet.  And even at 44 years ago, most people turn on the peer pressure to get me to have a few drinks. This reaction has always dumbfounded me. Why do drinkers need others to drink with them?
February 15, 2019
Urban Dictionary's Trending List and I Want to Make a Movie
Want to get hip with the youngsters' lingo? Check out, but a warning for the faint of heart out there. Plus, I really want to make a short movie. My idea of the non-porno but make you think its porno might be the worst or best idea yet. 
February 14, 2019
If a relationship is Built on Expectations and Not Communications, You're Probably Going to Have a Bad Time
I've never been a fan of society telling me what I need to do. I think each one of us can figure that out for ourselves. This is one of the reasons I'm not a fan of Valentine's Day. If your relationship is built on expectations and not communications, then I believe you are in an uphill battle. 
February 14, 2019
Is Living a Kid-Free Life Full of Emptiness?
When it comes to who is happier, parents or child-free people, most of the research up until now has concluded that it is the childless who are more satisfied with their overall lives. I don't know about that, only because its hard to compare.  All I know it what I've experienced in life. I know I can do whatever I want, whenever I want to. 
February 13, 2019
45 Years Old Doesn't Seem Like It's Going to Be Anything Like I Thought It Would Be
I'm turning 45 years old later this year, 2019. Turns out, 45 years old is just 45 years old. An age that means you are old enough not to feel young anymore, but not old enough to complain about it. It’s like the middle child of ages... no one is impressed or thinks you're turning 45 is a big deal but you. When I was 20 and thinking about the day I was going to be 45 I thought things would be completely different than how they really are. 
February 11, 2019
A Walk Down Memory Lane; What Is In a Grown Man's Memory Box?
I've kept a lot of memories in a 6x6x18 wooden box my father gave me years ago. The question can be fun, "What does a 44 year old man keep in his memory box?" Coins, handkerchiefs, photos, baseball cards, and more. Thanks for going on this trip down memory lane with me on this Sunday morning. 
February 10, 2019
Apparently These Are the Steps to Becoming a Better Person & Sharpening the Saw
I am constantly seeking continuous improvement and renewal professionally and personally but I'm not very good at it. "Sharpening the Saw" means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have--you. It means having a balanced program for self-renewal in the four areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual.
February 9, 2019
Tattoos and Tax Returns
The people I would think that would get a ton of tattoos aren't always the ones doing it. I've never understood the connection between getting a tattoo and "therapy," aka "Tattoo Therapy." Although I have many tattoos, understanding how just getting a quick design idea on your body can bring happiness has never happened for me. Especially when those that are always spending their extra money on random tattoos are complaining, they're too broke to find adventure in their lives. 
February 8, 2019
Why Do Men Fight, Argue, and Tease Each Other?
Men fight for survival, dominance, and personal gain, but they also fight just for fun. Anthropologists have found that the more conflict is culturally condoned, the more boys and men tend to fight, roughhouse, and engage in arguments simply because it feels good. Why? Maybe it's because making fun of or wrestling a friend is easier than telling him you love him, and sends a version of that same message.
February 7, 2019
You Will Not Die in a Mountain Lion Attack Nor Will You Ever Win the Lottery
Article recently describes a man, who was out jogging in Colorado being attacked by a Mountain Lion. Surprisingly, the man killed the Mountain Lion with his bare hands by choking it out. Apparently, there have been less than a dozen fatalities by Mountain Lions on humans in over 100 years but this won't stop people from freaking out that they will be attacked next.  
February 6, 2019
Pet Peeves and the Teacher of the World
We all have those things that bother us that other people do. Believe it or not people have a pet peeve of calling those things "Pet Peeves." Let's discuss the pet peeves from many of you, including myself on today's episode. I also admit that I am the the teacher of the world when it comes to things that irk me. 
February 5, 2019
Apparently there are Ways to Lose Your "Man Card" but They Are Ridiculous
A buddy of mine texted me last night asking me if I was enjoying the boring Superbowl and after I responded that I wasn't watching it he told me I lost my man card. This morning I did some research to find out other ways men can lose their man card and the results and ridiculous. 
February 4, 2019
Self Proclaimed "Nice Guys" Need to Shit or Get Off the Pot; Embrace the Friend-zone or Speak Up
These guys that are only friends with a woman because they want to date them or sleep with them call themselves "Nice Guys." They get friend-zoned and then bitch and moan that women only want to date assholes and not "nice guys" like them.  These "nice guys" are bigger douchebags than the men they chastise. They're only nice to a woman because of something selfish they want and explode in anger when they don't get it because "Nice Guys Always Finish Last." What a bunch of bullshit.  
February 3, 2019
Sexist Article Leads Me to Explain the Three Things You Absolutely Need if You're Dating
I love following those of you that listen to the podcast on Facebook and other social media sites. It gives me the opportunity to see what you're into or what's got your attention at the moment. Yesterday I saw an article shared by an Everyone Needs a Little podcast listener named Shalia. She had posted the article; "12 Old-Fashioned Dating Habits We Should Definitely Bring Back." I left her a comment telling her I was going to address the 12 things author Stephanie Reeds addresses. The first thing I noticed about the article is that it is amazingly sexist, towards men.  Don't worry Shalia, I don't think you're sexist but I do want to give you my perspective. :) And sorry I pronounced your name wrong during the entire episode. 
February 2, 2019
I Would Have Been an Absolutely Worthless Wuss in World War I, or any War Really
My buddy Mike and I saw Peter Jackson's "They Shall Not Grow Old' last night at the downtown Kansas City Alamo Drafthouse. Using state-of-the-art technology and materials from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, the story of World War I is told in the movie by the men who were there. Life on the front is explored through the voices of the soldiers, who discuss their feelings about the conflict, the food they ate, the friends they made and their dreams of the future.  I learned from the movie what tough is, and I don't have what those boys and men had inside them. 
February 1, 2019
What's Your Celebrity Five & Possibly the Most Boring Man in the Bedroom
I think all couples should discuss who their "Celebrity Five" are. This conversation is an excellent opportunity to find out if you're with someone who is insecure or not.  And is it weird not to have any fetishes or vices? How boring does that make someone? Doesn't everyone have at least something unusual that turns one on? After 44 years I've never found one for myself? Could that possibly make me the most boring man in the bedroom? 
January 31, 2019
If we Meet IRL, here's a Warning: I'm a Walking, Talking, and Awkward AF "Sonic Cheeseburger"
I have no idea why I behave the way I do when running into people in real life that I mostly know online. I become a bit distant, and I feel like I'd come across as an asshole. But I'm not trying to be that way. I honestly have no idea how to react. I know I get nervous because the person I know online whom I'm now face-to-face with gets to see the "Sonic Cheeseburger." 
January 30, 2019
"The 4-Selves": The Why and the Reasoning Behind the Everyone Needs a Little Podcast
The amount of new listeners to the Everyone Needs a Little podcast is blowing my mind. People are listening, and they're coming back listening to more. That makes me incredibly happy. I don't want the original reason I started this podcast to go away because I feel like I need to entertain people now since there is a lot more of you.  So in today's episode, I take a step back and explain why I started the Everyone Needs a Little podcast in the first place and the evolution of what it has become. This podcast is my tool to gauge my "4 Selves"; self-awareness, self-esteem, self-love, & self-worth. 
January 29, 2019
Why Are Some Humans Completely Attracted to Pieces of Sh*t Horrible People?
It blows my mind to know that women were sending Ted Bundy love notes during his trial. Normal women being attracted to this piece of shit human being. Maybe not all humans are attracted to serial killers, but I've seen women and men date someone who is a complete piece of shit only to be blindsided when it didn't work out.  What is it about the "bad boy"?
January 28, 2019
Best Year of My Life and The Man I Am Today, The Story of Me: Part Fifteen
The final episode of the story of my life. Joining a startup with former colleagues was a scary situation but also fantastic, adventurous, and amazing at the same time. 2018 would turn our to be a turning point in my life and I starting to really accept that I am proud of myself and what I have accomplished. 
January 27, 2019
The #LiveALittle Project, Haystak, & Getting the Band Back Together, The Story of Me: Part Fourteen
My professional life was terrific. My new career in Kansas City at VinSolutions was incredibly fulfilling and exciting. I was working for amazing people that also were my new mentors. I was also developing a good name for myself in the automotive industry as a social media marketer & content specialist. But my personal life was suffering. Lonely and sad in Kansas City with no friends. I needed to change something, so I did, and The #LiveALittle Project was born. 
January 26, 2019
Las Vegas, Eva Longoria, and Social Media, The Story of Me: Part Thirteen
Within two weeks of starting my new job in Kansas City I was on a plane to Las Vegas with the company for an industry convention. I knew absolutely no one at my company but that would change extremely fast while in Vegas. My professional life was exploding in an amazing way. 
January 25, 2019
Casino Hustle, Oscars Bar, and Meeting Mike Dullea, The Story of Me; Part Twelve
I needed to make $1500 and being jobless at the time was going to make this extremely difficult. Having the same name as my grandpa Joe and his enjoyment of playing the slots at the Prairie Band Casino was going to be a way to make that money. I put my discipline to the test and was hopeful of coming out victorious on the other end.  
January 24, 2019
Joey Baggz Created Bad Fuel Running My Self-Esteem, The Story of Me: Part Eleven
Joey Baggz was an extremely giant fish in an incredibly small pond. I was famous in Topeka. Really famous. The character I created for radio had almost wholly taken over who I was. My life consisted of free drinks, men wanting to be my friend, women wanting to sleep with me, and tons of attention. My challenge of wanting everyone to like me was being fueled but in all the wrong ways. One day soon it was going to end, abruptly. I wasn't ready for that moment, but I needed it to happen. 
January 23, 2019
My Childhood Dreams Were Coming True with Joey Baggz, The Story of Me: Part Ten
The world of Joey Baggz was wonderful. I created this character and now I got to be him every day. He was confident and adventurous.  He was "Topeka's Bad Boy". Hell, I'd get emails from men asking me to have sex with their wives. It was crazy and I loved all of it. I never wanted it to end.
January 22, 2019
The Birth of Joey Baggz on Topeka's Rock Leader V100, The Story of Me: Part Nine
The nightlife was behind me, and my future was unsure. I knew working at my grandparent's construction company wasn't going to be my career. I had no idea what I was going to do in life. All I knew is that I had a fresh start and some time to get it figured out. When I got the call from Jeff Peterson at Topeka's Rock Radio V100, everything changed again for me. I was getting my shot and on a path that I dreamed of when I was a kid making little radio shows on an old reel-to-reel recorder my dad gave me. 
January 21, 2019
HBO's Real Sex, Personal Breaking Point, and My Dramatic Exit, The Story of Me: Part Eight
A Sunday night in my mid to late twenties is when I snapped. Combination of working tons of hours, unbelievable stress of trying to make a business succeed, lack of sleep, and a ton of alcohol made me hit that breaking point. I needed a change, and my mind & body forced the shift for me in the most disgusting way ever.  The past is the past & we must learn from it. I did learn from it, I'm not proud of it, and today I'm getting it off my chest. 
January 20, 2019
My Boy Noodles, Real Life Sopranos & Burnout is Coming, Story of Me: Part Six
Franklin "Bill" Patrick became my best friend while we were both working at Detours nightclub. He was the best bud any man could ask for. We were Batman and Robin. Our personalities were different enough that we complimented each other. Bill was the quiet type, and I was the loud center of attention type. Work was getting crazy for me at this time in my life too. Running a sports bar and still managing at the gentleman's club had me working 1000 hours a week. This schedule would soon catch up with me and my emotional well being. 
January 19, 2019
Naked Women Everywhere & Diving Fulltime into the Nightclub Business, The Story of Me: Part Six
Life was getting exciting in my early and mid-twenties with a newfound career in the nightclub world. Making a lot of money, meeting new friends, and naked women everywhere. The question wasn't, "Would I burn out?" but "When will I burn out?"  The bar industry fueled me and made it my mission to learn every aspect of it. 
January 18, 2019
Finding My People, Adult Entertainment, & Frank Antonelli, Story of Me: Part Five
Adulthood was hard, boring, and lonely. After buying a house at 20 years old and going to work at my parents' floor covering store I found a life but lonely life. I didn't know any kids my age and spent most of my time home alone or hanging out with family. My cousin Brandon Crocket changed all that when he invited me to a club called Detours in College Hill.  Walking into that club would change my life and add action, adventure, and finally women. 
January 17, 2019
Blown Knee, Depressed at College, & Here Comes Adulthood, Story of Me: Part Four
My senior year of high school was exciting and full of drama. A significant football injury changed the course of what I thought my life was supposed to be. College became so depressing and couldn't wait to get out of it but dropping out wasn't the most excellent idea. Entering the adult world was confusing and scary AF. I was quick to learn about bills, cocaine, and how my laziness was now a huge problem. 
January 16, 2019
Hustling on the Boulevard, Pressing Charges, and My First Love, Story of my Life: Part Three
My life was pretty exciting at 17 years old. I had no idea what I was doing but it was fun with my best friend John Wilhelm. At 17 I also met the first girl I would fall in love with and continue to love into adulthood. Michelle wasn't a girlfriend but a new friend I loved and I knew she loved me too. Just a bunch of crazy teenagers exploring adventures in Kansas. 
January 15, 2019
Teenage Suicide, Feeling Completely Lost, and the Amazing John Wilhelm : The Story of Me, Part Two
In this second episode discussing the story of my life, I address the darkest time of my teenage years. Dealing with a close friend committing suicide at 17 years old does send one down a dark and confusing path. If it weren't for the fantastic new friend I would make my junior year in high school, I don't know what would have happened to me. John Wilhelm brought me out of the darkness and changed my life forever. 
January 14, 2019
Earliest Memories to High School Football Success: The Story of Me, Part One
Whether it's for me for when I get older, my parents or old friends, new friends, or just the people that listen to the Everyone Needs a Little podcast to get to know me better; so I start telling the story of my life in today's episode. It's also a way for me to see how the stories of my life growing up have made me the man I am today. My philosophy is saying things out loud to help one own shit.  
January 13, 2019
Top 10 Most Common Human Fears and Phobias
I confirmed with myself last night that I have absolutely zero fear of public speaking. Studies say that public speaking is one of humans' biggest fears and I happy with myself that it doesn't affect me but what are the other top fears humans have and do any of those affect me.  One of them hits me kind of hard and inspires a future podcast episode.
January 12, 2019
Is Being Homophobic a Sure Sign of Secret Gay Tendencies?
An article I read 15 years ago sticks with me to this day when dealing with homophobic people. The article highlighted a study that showed a connection between being homophobic and having gay tendencies. The more homophobic you are the more likely you are a closeted homosexual or bisexual.  It actually makes a lot of sense. Especially in the town I grew up in. 
January 11, 2019
Study Says: People with Low Self-Esteem Tend to Seek Support in ways that Backfire
I will admit that I can be an immature little boy when it comes with not getting my way. Even as a middle-aged man I have to keep checking myself when I respond to things that I don't agree with. Reading an article today with data from the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin really puts this challenge I have in perspective. The article also helps me understand more about content being posted by some people in my network know as "Vaguebooking". Article referred to in today's episode:
January 10, 2019
If I Could Just Change my "Love Language" and Decrease My Sensitivity Level, Life Would Be Better
Have you taken the "Love Language" test?  It outlines five ways to express and experience love that author of the book "The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate" Gary Chapman calls "love languages": receiving gifts, quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service, and physical touch. My love language is "Words of Affirmation," and I hate it. I hate that the way I feel love and appreciation is "using words to build up the other person" according to the definition in the book. I despise for me to feel appreciated is based on nice things said to me. Constantly seeking positive feedback is haunting. It is extremely tough, especially being a middle-aged man working in a male-dominated professional arena. Men don't tend to praise other men. 
January 9, 2019
Kendall Jenner is Straight Savage with Lack Self Awareness on Social Media
Kendall Jenner teased on her social media channels last week that she had a huge personal announcement and her fans got very concerned. Was Kendall Jenner going to reveal that she was sick, had her own #MeToo story, or something worse? Nope, Kendall Jenner, and her mom Kris Jenner trolled their fans by announcing something I found hilarious, but their fans did not.  I'm also discussing on the podcast episode today about lack of self-awareness on social media. Thanks to the First Amendment to the US Constitution you can say whatever you want, as long as you're not inciting violence, but you not free from consequences to your words. Some people still cannot grasp that concept. 
January 8, 2019
Last Day in LA and I Knew the Name J. Paul Getty Sounded Oddly Familiar
Cold and Rainy in Los Angeles last couple days with a brief relief of sunshine yesterday afternoon while visiting the Getty Center. I thought the name J. Paul Getty (for whom the Getty Center gets its name) sounded familiar, so I Googled him. Yup, he's the guy who didn't pay the ransom to his grandson's kidnappers back in the '70s.  Also talking first cars, getting hit by a drunk driver, people running into me while walking, and crazy LA weather this weekend.
January 7, 2019
I Deserved a Personal Highfive for what I did on Airforce One Yesterday; A True Story
Had a great time driving around Southern California today but had some surreal moments when passing by the fire devastation that has happened recently.  Seeing entire Mountains burned out and many homes destroyed was difficult. Fortunately, I had an amazing personal highlight while on Airforce One. Yes, the POTUS plane. 
January 6, 2019
Your Body is Not a Temple: It's an Amusement Park. Enjoy the Ride" - Anthony Bourdain
"It's been a wild ride. A lot of miles. A road sometimes smooth, sometimes hard and ugly. And I guess I could tell you that if you look hard enough, that just next door is just as interesting as the other side of the world. But ... That's not exactly true. If I do have any advice for anybody, any final thought, if I'm an advocate for anything, it's to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in somebody else's shoes--or at least eat their food--it's a plus for everybody. Open your mind. Get up off the couch. Move." - Anthony Bourdain
January 5, 2019
My Theory of what Happens when You Die. Call me Crazy but I might Just Be Right.
Heaven is a place man has created to answer one of life's biggest questions, "What happens when you die?" I've had my theory for many years now, and it sounds far-fetched, but I have the chance of being right just as much as the next schmuck.  Many holes in my theory but who knows?
January 4, 2019
Social Media is Exposing People and What was Up with the Trump GOT Poster?
My love/hate relationship with social media continues. I feel like I can't unplug from it, but sometimes I want to. Especially when I see posts from people I thought were smart, but they continue to post bullshit stories, facts, and misinformation. I used to call them out or do the research for them showing what they are spreading online is just complete nonsense but feel like it's just not worth the work anymore.  Also, WTF is up with the Trump GOT poster he had laid out on the table during his first cabinet meeting for 2019 and why did zero reports ask him why it was there? I'm mind boggled. 
January 3, 2019
Making Some Changes to the "Rules for Sons" Going Around on Facebook
Megan sent me a Facebook post titled "Rules for Sons" and thought it might be a good topic to discuss for the podcast. Right away I noticed a huge change I would make along with a lot of suggested changes throughout the list. Need to title it "Rules for People" not just rules for sons.  RULES FOR SONS: 1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down. 2. Don’t enter a pool by the stairs. 3. The man at the BBQ Grill is the closest thing to a king. 4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer. 5. Request the late check-out. 6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it. 7. Hold your heroes to a higher standard. 8. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas. 9. Play with passion or not at all… 10. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye. 11. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be. 12. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point. 13. Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her. 14. You marry the girl, you marry her family. 15. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath. 16. Experience the serenity of traveling alone. 17. Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room. 18. Never turn down a breath mint. 19. A sport coat is worth 1000 words. 20. Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising. 21. Thank a veteran. Then make it up to him. 22. Eat lunch with the new kid. 23. After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it. 24. Ask your mom to play. She won’t let you win. 25. Manners maketh the man. 26. Give credit. Take the blame. 27. Stand up to Bullies. Protect those bullied. 28. Write down your dreams. 29. Always protect your siblings (and teammates). 30. Be confident and humble at the same time. 31. Call and visit your parents often. They miss you. 32. The healthiest relationships are those where you’re a team; where you respect, protect, and stand up for each other.
January 2, 2019
New Year New You? A Solid Plan for Finding Happiness in 2019
New Year resolutions never worked for me. Too many changes I wanted to make at the beginning of the year stacked on top of each other. No wonder I couldn't complete or finish any of them. This year I'm taking advice from a chapter of Grant Cardone's book "10X". 2019 will be the year of successions for me. 
January 1, 2019
Short Look Back to 2018 but a Big Look Forward to 2019. Who Wants Some Gumbo?
2018 was a good year. This podcast has allowed me to grow more than I ever expected. I'm heading into 2019 with so many positive thoughts and actions. No New Year resolutions for me, but I am going into 2019 with a plan for more happiness and adventure. One part of that plan is learning how to make amazing Gumbo, amongst a lot of other fun things. 
December 31, 2018
No Issue Sending Restaurant Food Back and It's Time for Me to Forgive & Move Forward
After a challenge we had at the hotel in Cumberland, MD Megan said I would be the perfect person in our group to talk with the General Manager to fix the problem. This statement made me curious, and I ask her more about her suggesting me to be the one to handle a lousy customer experience challenge.  And after spending Christmas day with my father, I realized it is me that hasn't changed. I still carry a grudge with him, and that needs to change. Time to forgive and move forward. No more excuses about "daddy issues."  My list of favorite diners for breakfast in America:
December 30, 2018
Do We Really Want to Know the Real Truth Behind Our Heroes and People We Admire?
Visiting Monticello yesterday had me leaving with a different opinion of Thomas Jefferson.  The former POTUS and founding father that was once my favorite historical character have now my brain thinking he was a complete dick that raped a young slave girl named Sally. Sure Jefferson gave some fantastic things to humanity and Americans, like the Declaration of Independence and the University of Virginia, but fathering four children with a slave and then burying the fact is a horrible taste in my mouth. This Jefferson realization has me now thinking of other "celebrities" & "leaders" that have disappointed me after learning of shitty things they have done as well. 
December 29, 2018
Virginia is for Lovers, Screwing up Hello Fresh, and Popping my Airbnb Cherry
Today I woke up 10 minutes away from Thomas Jefferson's home in Charlottesville, VA.  Jefferson has been my favorite POTUS my entire life, and I have no idea why. Maybe my visit today to Monticello will help me figure it out.  Megan tells the story of how her parents had challenges with Hello Fresh meals. No fault to Hello Fresh at all, this was entirely user error.  And it's hard to believe with all my travels that I finally popped my Airbnb cherry last night in Virginia
December 28, 2018
15 Year Old Guy Has an Extreme Passion for the Reality Television Show Survivor
When it comes to having a passion for something my new friend Nicholas takes the cake. Nicholas is the absolute frontrunner for knowledge and understanding of the television show Survivor. This 15-year-old had seen every episode of every season at least ten times, even the seasons that were on the air before he was born. Nicholas and discuss his passion and love for the tv show, and I encourage him to take it to the next level. Podcasting has brought me so much joy, so I wanted to give Nicholas suggestion and the basics to get started with his own "Survivor" themed podcast. Great interview with Nicholas, even with the constant distractions from his aunts just wanting to pinch his cheeks in happiness for him figuratively.  
December 27, 2018
On the Road in Maryland: Who Knew Snacks Could Be Such a Crazy Conversation
Megan picked me up from the Baltimore airport and while driving the two hours to Cumberland we recorded an episode on the road. We're talking snacks and my 2019 bucket list. 
December 26, 2018
Almost Passing Out in Church on Christmas Eve and TV Murder Show had Me in Stitches
As part of my mother's Christmas gift, and because I love her, I attended Christmas Eve Church services with her. I've done this a few times with her in the past couple months and noticed it brings her happiness. But after a night of staying out too late, being lazy all day, and a big dinner it became a challenge to not pass out in the pew at 10 pm Christmas Eve services.  And can we talk about the murder mystery television shows on HLN and MSNBC? I encountered a few episodes during my lazy day yesterday that had me cracking up. 
December 25, 2018
You Don't Know what You Don't Know and that would Haunt You if You Knew
"It is your duty and obligation to find happiness." That quote is continually coming up in my life. But what does that mean and how do you start the journey to find happiness? This question often comes up in real life conversations I have with people that want to be happier. I am a constant work in progress and will continue on the happiness finding journey for my entire life but what was the situation for me that started the journey. Who I was to who I am today in night and day, so what was it that sparked my fire? I still have my down days, but nothing like I used to. 
December 24, 2018
Today is Festivus so what Exactly is it and can you "MacGyver your Life"?
A "holiday" the majority of us know about because of the television show "Seinfeld", but what exactly is Festivus and is it a real thing? I'm having some interesting conversations with old friends while I'm back in my hometown for the holidays. A lot of them wanting to get out of this town and into a new life. Got me thinking, can you MacGyver your existing life instead of uprooting? 
December 23, 2018
Saturday Morning Conversation with my Mother Over Coffee
I'm in my hometown of Topeka, KS for the Christmas holiday weekend and staying at my parents'. This morning when I noticed my mother was up early like me I saw the perfect opportunity to sit down and record a podcast episode with her with us drinking coffee sitting at her kitchen table. Using a list of questions I found on the internet titled "50 Questions To Ask Your Mom If You Want To Know Who You Really Are" my mother had a wonderful hour long conversation and I got to know more about myself and her. Link to the questions mom and I discussed:
December 22, 2018
Holy Sh*t, I'm Starting to Feel the Holiday Spirit. WTF?! Who have I Become??
I don't know what has overcome me but I'm feeling the holiday spirit in a positive way. Shit, I even listened to some Christmas music this morning before work.  Talking about resolutions today on the podcast and ways I'm going to keep the positive vibes flowing over the holidays and in the new year.  Here's the link to the Buzzfeed quiz in today's episode: "Answer These Christmas Questions And We'll Give You A New Year's Resolution"
December 21, 2018
Hooking You Up to Cliff Clavin the Hell Out of Your Holiday Party
If you haven't seen an episode of Cheers, then you don't know who Cliff Clavin is, but let's say that this mail carrier is the master of knowing all things odd and interesting. This is exactly what this episode is going to do for you, make you the master of knowing all things Christmas that is odd and interesting. You can thank me later after you walk away from your holiday party as the most popular person ever. Articles referenced in this episode of the podcast: "10 Weird Conversation Starters for Holiday Parties" "The 12 Days Of Christmas: A secret code for persecuted Catholics?"
December 20, 2018
Two Grown Men in the Kitchen and Why I'm Looking Forward to Xmas
I'm so proud of my buddy Mike and I, and not because we pulled off filming the first video in a new series I'm putting together. I'm proud of us because we got along and didn't bicker like the two middle-aged grumpy, stuck-in-their-ways, stubborn men that we are. We had a great time, and I'm looking forward to editing the video. Christmas is coming very soon, and for the first time in years, I'm happy and excited for the holiday to come. I'll tell you why in today's podcast episode.
December 19, 2018
The Movie "Eighth grade" Brought Back A Lot of Awkward but Funny Memories of Junior High
Watched Bo Burnham's movie "Eighth grade" last night and I thought it was a fabulous movie. The film is about Kayla's awkward life in her last week in junior high. A lot of Kayla's situations in the movie brought back my memories of junior high and all of the awkwardness it had. Need to give a quick disclaimer for this podcast episode, it includes the awkward, terrifying but funny telling of my experience of my first orgasm as a 13-year-old in a whirlpool bathtub. Glad I can look back on it now and laugh my butt off. Articles referenced in today's podcast episode: Eighth Grade | Official Trailer HD on Youtube: "8 Things I Know for Sure About (Most) Middle School Kids"
December 18, 2018
Need to Check Myself Before I Wreck Myself When it Comes to New Projects
Creative ideas to spark my passion are always coming into my mind. I love making new stuff, whether its videos, recipes or adventures. The challenge I have is that I can go too far down that rabbit hole when doing these projects. Adding more and more ideas to my existing plan and that can burn me out rather fast. This time, as I bring back a creative idea I had seven years ago called Masterpiece Meatloaf (a video series where I film myself preparing original, exciting and unusual meatloaf recipes) I need to keep myself in check and keep it simple. I've made another promise with myself like I did when starting this podcast, to keep it smooth and exciting & not get burned out. Link to "The Coffee Buzz" podcast hosted by Brad Brumley: Link to some of the old videos, including the original Masterpiece Meatloaf episodes:
December 17, 2018
My Mother Responds to my Snapchat Request & 10 Things Creepy People Do
Insecurity is the opposite of motivation. Most, if not all insecurities we have are just bullshit stories we tell ourselves. My insecurity is coming across as a creepy middle-aged bearded man to strangers, especially with women. I know these thoughts and insecurities are all in my head, but with the #MeToo movement, it seems difficult to overcome it. The article referred to in today's episode: "10 Things Extremely Creepy People Do (Usually Without Realizing)"
December 16, 2018
My Plan to Keep from Ruining the Holidays for Others this Year
Christmas is for kids and people like my mother so who am I to ruin that from them with my actions in the past as a Scrooge? Even though I'm not a fan of the holidays doesn't mean I can act like an asshole to those that that love this time of year. So, to get me in more of the holiday spirit let's talk about fun interesting facts about Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza in today's episode to see if the Holiday spirit enters my body and pushes me to the point of enjoying the Hallmark Channel's holiday movies (fat chance but you never know.) The articles used in today's podcast episode: "50 Random Facts About The Holidays" "The Man Who Invented Christmas Trailer (2017) Charles Dickens Biopic Movie"
December 15, 2018
Why Myself a lot of other Men Hate Nickelback, but I Respect Them Tremendously
Months ago I promised to address why a lot of people, mostly men, hate Nickelback. I never got around to explaining, but I received a message from Florida cussing me out for never revealing the reason for the massive dislike of Nickelback. Today's episode is the day to put it all out there about Nickelback. Also addressed in today's podcast episode the unfair dislike by many towards Guy Fieri. That guy is getting a bad rap, but I love that he doesn't seem to give a shit.
December 14, 2018
Top 5 Regrets of the Dying: It is your Absolute Duty and Obligation to Find Your Happiness
Finding personal happiness is extremely hard, especially if we keep listening to the bullshit stories we tell ourselves. I came across a blog today from 2012 that a nurse named Bronnie Ware. For many years Bronnie worked in palliative care. Her patients were those who had gone home to die. She was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives and asked them the hard question, "What do you regret?" Here is Bronnie Ware's original blog post from 2012: "REGRETS OF THE DYING"
December 13, 2018
Let's Take the "Are These Things Actually Rude?" Quiz Together to Avoid Something Else
Something has been wrong in my brain for the past week and instead of talking about it on today's episode let's take a Buzzfeed quiz instead. I'm sure I'll address this weirdness happening with me soon, but I'll instead take the "Are These Things Actually Rude?" quiz and avoid it, at least for now.
December 12, 2018
Paul Harvey and the Lunchtime Fruit Cup Taps; My Fear and Comfort at the Same Time
There's a man named Ron who has always been in my life, and he is like an uncle to me. When I worked with Ron at my family's construction company back in my teenage years Ron's repetitive nature and personality used to scare me. I didn't want to become repetitive in my own life. I wanted every day in my life as an adult to be different and exciting. I'm 44 years old now, and half of my life is adventurous and exciting, the other half of my life is reclusive and repetitive with zero excitement.
December 11, 2018
Great Things Happening in the World and How to Avoid Holiday Stress & Anxiety is Simple
It's hard to look back in 2018 and recognize the fantastic & positive things that have happened because we live in a 24-hour news cycle where negative stories monopolize the headlines. There were so many amazing things that happened, and I point them out in today's podcast episode; Not all the news was about President Trump. Also in today's episode, I give my simple tip on how you can keep the holidays from stressing you out. It comes down to one word/action: Communication. The article used in today's podcast episode: "20 Positive Trends That Will Make You Feel Good About The World In 2018"
December 10, 2018
Can Creating and Executing a Bucket List be a Path to Finding Happiness in Life?
Adventure and learning new things is fuel for my soul personally. I always want to try new things and visit many different locations. I've never had a written bucket list but maybe its time to put on together. The act, of putting together a bucket list might also give the opportunity to meet new friends. I found a website online that allows you to network with others while creating and executing a bucket list and I'd for you to join me. Website to create and network with your bucket list (find & connect with me. My username is "EveryoneNeedsaLittle": Article about creating a bucket list: "How to Make a Bucket List: 5 Easy Steps to Create a Great One"
December 9, 2018
Dr. Emoto’s Water Experiment & 19 Things You Know If You're An Asshole
Doctor Emoto's experiment on water can teach us a lot about ourselves. Know it continually reminds me to not be so hard on myself but its hard to stop. I've always claimed to be an asshole, and that thinking is probably affecting me negatively. We're also checking out "19 Things You Know if You're an Asshole" to help me determine if I am genuinely an asshole or at least what percentage of my personality is. The articles used in today's episode: "Emoto’s Water Experiment: The Power of Thoughts" "19 Things You Know If You're An Asshole"
December 7, 2018
I have a Thirst for Learning the Passions, Loves, & Challenges of People
Learning new things every day excites and fuels me, this includes learning the stories of others. Part of my job is interviewing employees at my company for an internal podcast to learn about them. I look forward to sitting down with people with a microphone or video camera recording our conversation. I need more of this in my personal life; broadcasting the loves, passions, and challenges of people in this world. Link to the "Your Story" videos I did 10 years ago:
December 6, 2018
Why it's Bittersweet Achieving Southwest Airlines Companion Pass Level
Recording the podcast in Irvine, California this morning at my office in southern California. My Southwest flight that got me here yesterday gave me enough points to receive Companion Pass status. That means I can pick someone to fly with me for free for a year with Southwest. That sounds amazing, but it is entirely bittersweet.
December 5, 2018
Do You Want to Be Happy or Happier? 15 Habits of Incredibly Happy People
The first question to ask yourself is if you want to be happier or are you sabotaging your happiness? The second question is, do you accept that being happy is your duty and obligation? If you're ready to be happy then let us discuss "15 Habits of Incredibly Happy People":
December 4, 2018
Drinks with my Brothers & Church with My Mother; a Weekend Full of Joy in my Hometown
Despite the reason that took me to my hometown over the weekend, my heart was full of joy. I spent Saturday evening with the three guys I consider my brothers having drinks, telling stories, and just loving the fact we were all together living the moment. The joy in my heart continued into Sunday morning when I met my mother at her church. As a non-Christian, this is out of my comfort zone, but I know it brings happiness to her when I join her. Overall, my weekend had a lot of joy and love.
December 3, 2018
Feeling like I Need Everyone to Like or Love Me has Made My World a Lonely Life
Warning, here comes the vulnerability again. When people close to me or if public figures die I always take a look at my mortality. In this case, the question of "Who will my Mom contact to be pallbearers at my funeral if I died today" has been on my mind following the death of my friends Mike & Bill's mother and the news of former President Bush passing away last night. I honestly don't know, out of maybe three people who my mom would call on to carry me to the afterlife. My brain is telling me that my challenge of needing most people in this world to like me is keeping me from having more friends. Have my mind telling myself to require people to like me has been a personal challenge my entire life. It's time for a change.
December 1, 2018
By Surprisingly Popular Demand - Part Two of the Grown Ass Man Holiday Gift Guide
The thought of my opinion on gifts for grown ass men would be so popular with listeners of the podcast is mindblowing. Thank you lady listeners for reaching out and telling me that my gift guide episode for grown ass men is helping and encouraging me to record a part two & part three soon so shopping can start. Thus, by popular demand, here is part two assisting confused women everywhere with shopping for the grown ass man in their lives. Link to the Everyone Needs a Little Grown Ass Man Gift Suggestions on Amazon:
November 30, 2018
Holiday Gifts Ideas for the Grown Ass Man in your Life: Part One
Middle-aged men have been receiving shitty gifts ever since the time of Jesus and the birth of Santa Claus. Today's episode is part of a three-part series to help you put a real smile on the grown ass man in your life's face. It's time to get to know your man and do him a solid this holiday. The article/list referred to in today's episode: "70 Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Men"
November 29, 2018
"Nas Daily" is One of the Most Inspiring Pages on Facebook and so is the Story Behind It
Every day I get a Facebook alert that Nas Daily has posted a new video, and every day I love watching that video. The videos that Nas Daily put out daily are inspirational, motivational, full of adventure & positivity. The group of friends that travel the world recording and producing these videos seems to be the type of people all of us need in our lives. Check out & Like the Nas Daily Facebook page here: More about Nuseir Yassin:
November 28, 2018
Netflix Pics & Fake News Spreading on Social Media is Making People Dumber
Rake, from Australia, is an excellent series on Netflix currently and in this episode I mention a few more I enjoy. Also in this episode, I address the multitude of opinion journalism articles being spread throughout social media by leftist and right leaning people. It doesn't seem like it's about spreading news anymore, it's about spreading whatever you want to believe and fits one's narrative. Fake news on the internet is an epidemic. Everyone wants to be right, and no one wants to learn or step outside their comfort bubble. Life would be different if we spent more time seeking our happiness passion stimulation instead of artificial stimulation. Articles referred to in today's episode: "FACT CHECK: What's Happening On The U.S.-Mexico Border?" Rake on Netflix
November 27, 2018
Adam Ruins Everything & "Fun" Wichita, Kansas Facts You've Lived Without Knowing All These Years
Stuck in North Carolina for 24 hours as I wait for the Kansas City airport to reopen. While in tar heel country I'm reminded of Adam Ruins Everything for absolutely no reason. Plus Megan is heading to Wichita for her first time. Business travel, because why else would someone go to Wichita? The articles referred to in today's episode: "12 Things I Learned On "Adam Ruins Everything" That Made Me Want To Punch A Wall" "Wichita Facts"
November 26, 2018
The #1 Thing I have Learned About Myself While on Vacation; A Self-Awareness Breakthrough
The moment I completed accepted that I have been a selfie asshole for the majority of my life has truly metaphorically punched me right in the face this week. A punch so hard that I am going to change that horrible personality trait now, no waiting. I'm tired of being a selfish prick.
November 24, 2018
Starting to become Clear that I may be the Asshole and Not Everyone Else like I Assumed
Before leaving for vacation I was nervous that I would have to deal with thousands of non-self-aware people getting in my way and being a huge annoyance to me, but now five days into this trip it's becoming aware to me that I'm the asshole. I haven't got in anyone's way but I have stereotyped 3000 people on this cruise ship unfairly. The majority of people on this vacation with us are pretty enjoyable. It's time for me to check myself and become more self-aware instead of worrying about everyone else.
November 23, 2018
I Absolutely Hate Knowing That I've Disappointed my Mother. It Makes Me Sick to my Stomach
In a recent episode, I talked about why I'm ok not spending Thanksgiving with my family. I hate that my mother thinks I was talking about her, which isn't true. True or not the fact that I have hurt & disappointed my mother makes me incredibly sad. Even though I don't show it, and I probably should more, my mother means the world to me. I need to show her more love and appreciation. I also need to show that love and appreciation to other family members as well, but mom comes first. I never want to disappoint her, I love her way too much.
November 22, 2018
The Jamaicans I Met Today are the Most Positive Thinking People I've Met in a Long Time
Spent an entire day on a Jamaican foodie tour in Ocho Rios, Jamaica but the best part of the adventure wasn't the food. The jerk chicken, goat stew, pumpkin rice, rasta pasta, and all of the other dishes I consumed today were fantastic, but it was the chance to meet two Jamaicans that gave me a great perspective to what it was like growing up and living in Jamaica. I took the opportunity to talk with Sashanie on today's podcast episode. Sashanie is born and raised in Jamaica and has never left the island. Not because Sashanie doesn't want to travel outside Jamaica, she doesn't leave because it's just not that easy to get a visa.
November 22, 2018
Why I Chose to Take a Vacation During Thanksgiving Week; Not a Fan of the Holidays
Cruising through the Carribean during Thanksgiving week is one of the best adult decisions I've made. As a man who is not a fan of Thanksgiving and Christmas, vacationing during the holidays may end up being a personal tradition. No more Christmas lights, no more awkward conversations with family, no more gift giving anxiety. This idea sounds like heaven .
November 20, 2018
In the Bahamas, Sitting on the Beach, in the Sun, & Recording a Podcast
Its been almost 24 hours we've been on our cruise vacation and we have our pros & cons so far. Spoiler: it has been better than I was expecting and I'm loving it. If you're interested in taking a cruise your pals Megs & Bacon have some great tips, not only for cruising but traveling in general.
November 19, 2018
Vacation Time: Reminding Myself Not to Be an Asshole on the Giant Ship
I like people but only on my terms, and I believe that makes me an asshole. I hate being an asshole, but it seems that my challenges are ingrained in my personality. Unself-Aware people are my Lex Luther, my Joker, and overall they are my nemesis. Cruise ships and Unself-aware people go together like peanut butter & jelly. Pray for me.
November 18, 2018
I'll Admit Money Can't Buy You Happiness if You Stop Using Your Kids as an Excuse
Money can't buy you happiness, but it can make finding your stimulation and passion easier in some situations. But I am 100% sure making excuses to stop yourself from seeking your happiness is the worst thing anyone can do, and in my world, most people I know that give up on finding their joy and stimulation blame it on their kids and family. That breaks my heart. I know there is an excellent middle place in happiness journeys that money or excuses don't have to live. Let's find that place together in today's episode.
November 17, 2018
Why I Loath Going to the Grocery Store: Mad Rambling of a Middle Aged Food Shopper
I hate going to the grocery store, and I believe I have facts to back up why it is a horrible place. I recognize that most of my points aren't facts but stories I tell myself. Grocery stores bring unwanted anxiety that drives me crazy as I wander around a food store listening to shitty overhead music avoiding as much eye contact as I can.
November 16, 2018
Things I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self
It's a scenario everyone has thought of, "if I could talk to the younger version of me what, would I tell me?" It's a great exercise to think about your self-awareness enough to want to give your younger version life advice but are we missing something right in front of our face when we imagine talking to our younger version? Are we taking our own advice now? If you think that's deep, wait until you listen to today's episode. The article referenced in today's episode: "52 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self"
November 15, 2018
Secrets About Men Most Women Don’t Know
Being a man can be tough. Don't get me wrong, being a man is fantastic but some things come with being a man that sucks, especially when it comes to relationships with women. On today's episode, I hope to bridge the gap between men and women by spilling secrets about men that women probably don't know. Not deep into in like discussing masculinism, but just simple things men secretly wish women would understand about the gender with a penis. The articles referenced in today's podcast episode: "25 Secrets Men Really Don't Want Women to Know" "7 Secrets About Men Most Women Don’t Know"
November 14, 2018
We Believed a lot of the Bullsh*t Our Parents Told Us; I Still Believe Some to this Day
You have to wait 30 minutes before you back to swimming after eating, sugar before bed would keep you up, eating your carrots would make you see better, all examples of lies told to children kids by parents. Those falsehoods shaped many of us, and I don't think many parents knew they were telling bullshit to their kids because it was the same bullshit their parents would lay on them. Let's talk about more of the fun lies we were told as kids. Articles used in today's episode: "SIX THINGS YOUR MOM TOLD YOU THAT AREN’T TRUE" "17 lies your parents told you as a kid (that you still kinda believe)"
November 13, 2018
Is Rachel Hollis, the Author of the Popular Self Help Book "Girl, Wash Your Face" Full of Sh*t?
Interesting article about author Rachel Hollis, author of the trendy self-help book "Girl, Wash Your Face" has me deep thinking again about the people in my Facebook feed portraying bullshit lives for whatever reason. Men and women both are guilty of this destructive power of marketing themselves falsely online. Why do they do it? Do I do it at some level? Do we all? The article referenced in today's podcast episode: "Girl, Wash Your Face” Is A Massive Best-Seller With A Dark Message"
November 12, 2018
Middle School is One of the Most Awkward Times of Anyone's Life
Fun conversation with Lauren, a 13-year-old girl that has been in my life since she was born. Lauren and I talk about the future, popularity, sports, and advice she would give her parents. Plus I teach Lauren one fundamental fact about all middle school kids.
November 11, 2018
This Fat Acceptance Movement is Getting a Little Dodgy in My Opinion
I've been overweight most of my life. Struggling with being fat has just always been in my life. Always worried about others judging me for my size is a constant, even today with all the weight loss I've had recently. Over 400lbs has been my top weight, and to think I wasn't miserable as hell at that size would be a bald-faced lie. But when we are miserable and we accept that misery, we are literally killing ourselves. The article referenced in today's episode: "An Imperfect Human's Guide To Body Positivity"
November 9, 2018
Absolutely No Two People Are the Same So Why Do we Keep Putting People into Boxes?
This morning started with me not wanting to record an episode of the podcast, but it quickly turned into the longest solo episode in the history of the show. My passion for creative vs. data type people came out today. This topic sent me down a road of explaining how every single person is different. Labeling and putting people in different metaphoric camps is ridiculous. No two people are the same, but a lot of society is still slapping labels on people that don't deserve them.
November 8, 2018
Nothing More Sexy or Attractive than a Big Man Sweating Through his Shirt For No Reason
I've always sweated a lot. When I work out, there is usually a puddle under me but its when I sweat when I'm not working out that haunts me. Sweating is my true tell/tell sign, and massive anxiety has taken over my body. I can stop it, and trust me I've tried. Sweat pours out of me, and that gives me even more anxiety which makes me sweat more.
November 7, 2018
My Heart Goes Out to the Patrick Boys. My Brothers Lost their Mother Yesterday.
I think we grow a lot when someone close to us dies. We either grow, or we die a little ourselves depending on how we cope with the tragedy. MY best bud called me last night to tell me his mother died yesterday. I immediately wanted to step in and start fixing things but recognized I should focus more on providing empathy and also give feedback that I am here to do anything he needs to help with any arrangements. Attempting to work it all out on today's episode and remind myself that it is not about me.
November 6, 2018
Do I have the Drive and Discipline to Do Two Projects at the Same Time?
Sometimes I need a reminder of all the excellent advice and best practices I have received from books, videos, and regular conversation from friends and family to help me on my life journey. Putting all that info into a book will be the perfect tool for me and give me the opportunity to share with others. I also need to send significant kudos to four Southwest Airlines' flight attendants that are merely beautiful, friendly people.
November 5, 2018
It's Time to Reinvent Myself Again. This Time for a Better Life and Not Just to Fit In
Every 5 or 7 years I tend to reinvent myself, but my reasons for changing in the past was probably for people to accept me more. Had to be someone I thought people wanted me to be. At least the people I thought meant something to me or I desired their friendship and acceptance. Now at 44 years old its time to reinvent again but now for my self-happiness and personal quality of life entirely. Link to the book Megan mentions in the episode: "Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life"
November 4, 2018
Let's Learn About Micro-Adventures, Difference between a Shower & a Rinse,
Megan and I are talking about micro-adventures poolside in San Diego. Does your location have anything to do with your adventure level? Can an adventure just be going to the park to eat lunch outside or does there need to be more to it? Plus we get into Megan'isms in the episode today discussing the difference between showers verses rinses, and snacks verses meals. Wikipedia's definition of micro-adventure:
November 3, 2018
Andrew Zimmern has a Rule for Life we should All Follow, "Try Anything & Everything at Least Twice"
My travels have me broadcasting the podcast from Corona, CA this morning reflexing on all the places and experiences I've had since last Friday. Cleveland, Buffalo, Boston, and now southern California. The amazing advice I've tried to live my life on came from Andrew Zimmern, celebrity chef, business owner and widely known from his television show "Bizzare Foods". I caught his wonderful words, "I try everything twice" and it amazingly changed my life.
November 2, 2018
Social Media Makes it Easy for People to Pretend to Give a Damn, but Most Don't
Great dinner and conversation with my friend Sara in the North End of Boston. Sara is a motivating person with an inspiring story of moving from the middle east to Boston when she was just 18 years old with no job lined up, no place to live, and couldn't speak English. Our last night dinner conversation was wonderful as we spoke of challenges and successes in our lives, along with how social media has made it easy to appear like one cares but truly does not. Book referred to in the episode: "The Power of Your Subconscious Mind: There Are No Limits to the Prosperity, Happiness, and Peace of Mind You Can Achieve Simply by Using the Power of the Subconscious Mind"
November 1, 2018
Should Have Done this in 2004, 2007, and 2013. It is my Duty & Obligation to Be Happy.
Great episode today as I take the podcast with me as we venture to downtown Boston for the Red Sox World Series parade. Talked to two Bostonians about 15 years old straight winning, and I make a promise to myself.
October 31, 2018
Halloween Rules from a Cynical Man & Can We Stop Calling Women Whores Please?
Halloween is an exciting holiday. I love it, but you couldn't tell from today's episode. I think things a lot of things, activities, holidays are fantastic but a minority of people f*ck them up & make them unenjoyable for the rest of us. Halloween is one of those holidays/activities that has been f*cked up for me because of dumb uncreative people. And on a serious note, can we stop calling women "whores"?! The article referred to in today's episode: "Critic's Notebook: 'Frontline' Doc 'The Facebook Dilemma' May Scare You Off Social Media"
October 30, 2018
I'm 44 Today and Reflecting on How I want to be Remembered. Midlife Crisis has Officially Started
Today I turn 44 years old. When I was 20 years old, 44 sounded like an old man. Now I am that "old man," but I feel wonderful. Today is also another special "megs & Bacon" episode where Megan joins me on the podcast before she flys back to North Carolina, and I continue my adventure onto Boston where I will experience the Red Sox World Series Championship parade!
October 29, 2018
Next Stop Buffalo, NY & Meg takes a test to find out how stereotypically white she is.
History is made with the first podcast episode being recorded in the car driving. Meg's & Bacon are heading to Buffalo, NY in celebration of Joey's birthday on October 29th. While driving Meg takes the "How Stereotypically White Are You" test. Meg also educates us all on Eris, PA, covered bridges, hot apple cider, and all other white people things Joey and she are about to experience. Here's the "How Stereotypically White Are You?" quiz:
October 28, 2018
We're In Cleveland & Discussing 17 Ideas to Take Life from Ho-Hum to Wonderful
With all the negativity in the world, it's nice to step back and look at the positives we can create to not only make our lives better but make the lives of others in our world fantastic. Megan joins me again for a special "Megs & Bacon" episode in Cleveland. The article referenced in today's podcast: "17 Things To Keep In Mind The Next Time You Get Annoyed With, Uh, Everything"
October 27, 2018
Heading to Cleveland, Noisy Showers, & Hot Doctor Lady Checking my Balls in Front of my Mom
I love when I can look back on situations and laugh. I'm not sure my mom can do the same because I have truly put her into some embarrassing situations. Including the time I had an extremely attractive lady doctor doing an ultrasound on my testicles. I begin my 10 day trip around the country today. Starting in Cleveland and ending in San Deigo. Excited to have the podcast on tour again. Plus new episodes of "Megs & Bacon" coming this weekend.
October 26, 2018
Just a Middle Aged White Republican Male from the Midwest Talking to Himself about Race & Culture
As a middle-aged white dude who is a registered Republican just slightly right of the middle from the midwest a lot of people in the media would like for you to think I'm a Neo-Nazi, racist, woman-hating, fear mongering, white pride Nationalist. I know that I'm not and if you've been listening to this podcast, you know that I'm not, but I have to be very careful about what I say because that label is too easy to stick on people like me even though it's wrong. People of all cultures need to have more conversations about race & culture. I want to have more conversations about race & culture. I'm going to start with this episode. The article referenced in the episode: 17-year-old in Independence charged after disturbing Facebook video surfaces
October 25, 2018
What Do You Do When Your Know Someone IRL Doing Something Harmful to their Soul On Social Media
I personally know people that are living lies online through social media sites like Facebook & Instagram. They are putting out personal content for what they want to project to people to see about them. IMO it's 100% for ultimate validation from friends and strangers online because the person lying with their social media content is suffering from extremely low self-esteem, self-love, and/or self-worth. I recognize these people because I used to be that person at the highest level of posting bullshit content online for validation from others.
October 24, 2018
How the Boston Red Sox Brought a Sense of Individualism & Sparked a Passion with a Kid in Kansas
The opportunity to find something that made me different than everyone else in my childhood was essential to me. At an early age, I recognized that I didn't want to be like everyone else. I found my individualism in becoming a Boston Red Sox fan. Living in Kansas, there were no other Red Sox fans anywhere and picking the MLB team my little league team got it its name from was just a gift from the baseball Gods.
October 23, 2018
The Greatest Gift I could Give my Mother & I wasn't the Usual Impatient Asshole
It all started with half-price tickets on LivingSocial for the Junior League Holiday Mart at the Downtown Kansas City Convention Center, aka Bartle Hall. I asked my mom to join me to an event, that turns out to the perfect for women just like my mother. Christmas stuff, wine culture items, lady clothes, jewelry, and snacks everywhere. I know my mom had a wonderful time with me, but I wonder if she knows that I had a fantastic time with her? It was a great day. Time to talk about it. Websites mentioned in today's episode that you should check out:
October 22, 2018
Information I Took in at 6:04am this Morning Changed my Entire Attitude
Time zones really screw me up. Something simple as a 2-hour change can really screw with me. I woke up after a 10-hour sleep feeling like I had been throw out of a van but what happened at 6:04 am this morning really helped overcome the feeling like hell. It has helped me narrow down thoughts about the 3 things I need in my life currently to improve my happiness. Maybe others need more of the 3 things as well? Let's discuss.
October 20, 2018
19 Visits to Las Vegas in 8 years. Here's Everything You Need to Know About Sin City
My travels in the past eight years have taken me everywhere but Las Vegas is the city I have experienced more than any other. Today's episode I give the "Joey Little Guide to Visiting Vegas". Its everything you need to know if you want to holiday to the city in the dessert that never sleeps.
October 18, 2018
Could a Lack of Belonging to a Community be a Factor in my Levels of Happiness?
The lightbulb went off recently that a lot of my loneliness and sadness the recent years could be from a complete lack of community in my life. After seeing first hand a community group together, I realized how thirsty I am for a sense of belonging that I currently do not have in my life, nor have had for over a decade. It is now part of my life mission to understand how belonging to a community is essential and need to create that sense of belonging again. The article(s) referred to in today's episode: "The Psychology of Communities – 4 Factors that Create a “Sense of Community”"
October 17, 2018
Philosophy Buffets, Las Vegas, & Shitty Christians Muslims & Jews
The podcast is on the Las Vegas strip from the Bellagio Hotel & Casino. Thank you to my friend Alaina for an incredible experience Sunday and introducing me to something different & something I knew nothing about. The experience might be the right direction for me dealing with my disappointment in organized religion and parttime Christian, Jews, and Muslims that try to tell the rest of us how to live our lives. Today's show also allowed me the platform for expressing one of my great brand new analogies with "Philosophy Buffets." Plus my Joey Little travel tips on how you can visit Las Vegas exceptionally inexpensively but still have a great time.
October 16, 2018
Embracing the Friendzone: Excitement, Understanding, and Explanation of Pseudo Girlfriends
Spent a lot of time this week watching lady movies with my friends. These particular friends happen to be beautiful women. Holly and I are a lot closer but it doesn't take away from the fun I have with Lauren. My macho male friends naturally think I should be sleeping with both of them, and can't believe I'm not. But I've learned to love the woman and not the package. It has changed my relationship with women overall. Learning and accepting the friendzone, men don't have to fuck everyone.
October 13, 2018
The Reason I can't Enjoy Haunted Houses is Stupid and Dangerous
It's widely known in the midwest that the West Bottoms in Kansas City has some of the best haunted houses in the country, but I won't find out for myself due to my overactive fight or flight response, also called hyperarousal, or the acute stress response. Fight or Flight is a physiological reaction that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event, attack, or threat to survival. In other words, if something jumps out and scares me, I will beat the shit out of it. Articles referenced in today's episode: "A Man Was Stabbed At A Haunted House After Another Man Handed His Friend A Knife" "Taming the Fight or Flight Response"
October 12, 2018
The Joey Little Philosophy Behind the Laziness of Gift-Giving in Today's Society
I hate getting gifts for people and it's not because I don't like spending money on people I like & love. To me, gift giving has become lazy, at least my perspective on gift giving. The norms of just "have to grab something" is stupid. I give my philosophy on gift giving in today's episode and tell the funniest story of a gift-giving prank my grandmother played on my grandfather one Christmas.
October 11, 2018
We Need to Quit Lying to Ourselves when it comes to Our Self-Happiness Journey
It is so much easier to make excuses than actually to face accountability for our happiness. But why do we ignore the journey that will change our lives for the better? Why do we think it will be a difficult journey to seek out what mentally stimulates us passionately? What in the f*ck are we so afraid of? Being happy?? It's time to stop making excuses and telling ourselves bullshit stories. Now is the time to start or increase the time spent focusing on the journey to positive mental stimulation and finding our passions. The article referenced in today's episode: "Eight ways to find the true passion in life that has eluded you."
October 10, 2018
Psychoanalyzing My Life Again After Horrible Limo Accident in Upstate New York
Nothing like significant death and tragedy in the news that has me looking at my own life (which seems like a daily thing when watching the news). Death is on my mind every day and some days it's easier to keep the thoughts of my demise under control. I've taught myself to start focusing on discovering my and implementing my passions when the fear of death hits. On the episode this morning distracting myself with the three simple questions to ask yourself to start discovering your passions. Articles from today's podcast episode: "20 People Died In A Limo Crash While On Their Way To A Birthday Party" "The Owner Of The Limo Company Involved In The Deadly New York Crash Was An FBI Informant" "Eight ways to find the true passion in life that has eluded you" "5 Ways to Find a Personal Passion That Has Nothing to Do With Your Kids"
October 9, 2018
The Thing in Life I Stopped Being a Total Asshole About & How Many Russians Died in World War II?!
It seems like I can't relax and watch a television show or movie without my brain working overtime to find all the challenges with the plot or parts that don't make sense. But after watching the movie Venom or the weekend with friends, I learned something positive about myself and my gift for picking movies and shows apart. And how many Russians died in World War II?! Whoa. The article used for stats in today's podcast: "Research Starters: Worldwide Deaths in World War II"
October 8, 2018
Breakfast Confessions with an Opposite Personality: a Methodical, Indecisive & Introverted Person
Alissa and I never got along for the longest time. We are exact opposites when it comes to our personalities and what stimulates us. Alissa is a quiet, go-with-flow, indecisive, introvert that is everything I am not. In the last year, Alissa and I have learned more and more about each other and have become better friends. And even the thought of being on a podcast was extremely uncomfortable for her but we sat down to breakfast and Alissa buried that anxiety the best she could. We have a wonderful conversation to get to know each other's personality better and how we both ticked.
October 7, 2018
Starting to Love Snapchat Over Facebook; My Personal Social Media Content Strategy is Changing
I am a self-admitted attention whore. It's not as bad today as it once was. My challenge is that I want people to like me, I do actually give a shit. Part of that plan to make sure everyone likes me is I want them to find me funny. How can you not like funny people, right? Facebook is way too mainstream for me because I constantly worry who is seeing my stuff and how are they judging me. I'm sure Snapchat will give me anxiety one day but now it's extremely fun! Let's connect on Snapchat, I'm "YouNeedaLittle"!
October 6, 2018
How Many People have Experienced Both Sides of the #MeToo Movement?
Hard to follow up an episode like #117 but I did with the only thing I believe I needed to talk about. My story of the lumberyard and the person who hated their job so much they did the unbelievable.
October 5, 2018