Nadia

A thirtysomething living in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, Nadia is committed to spending far more time doing the things she really wants to do and motivating others to do the same. She’s already making strides, stepping up her travel game, starting the podcast This Weird Thing Called Life with co-host David Jay, and working toward early retirement. With 30+ years of life behind her, she has many lessons to share and many more to learn.

Stop Expecting Things With Life Recalibration Expert Allen Vaysberg – TWTCL 066

Life recalibration expert Allen Vaysberg joins us to discuss how to find balance and add more love to your life. Allen provides action steps you can take to live a love-filled life, which are covered in his book, The New Love Triangle. Allen also steps into the role of coach to help David Jay get over his bad day and start looking at things differently. In this episode you will learn: How to recognize when your life needs to be recalibrated and how to start the process. The three types of love you need to create a love-filled life—love for yourself, love for…

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The Road to Self-Improvement – TWTCL 064

I go into the show archives to bring you tips for improving your life that you can apply right now. Discover how to live the life you want, get out of a rut, and achieve happiness and fulfillment. If you’ve neglected your personal growth, it’s time to get back on track and make your personal development a priority. This episode features: Life Coach Kelli Cooper, Episode 46: Your Life Your Way – Create the Life You Want Life Coach Christine Hassler, Episode 48: Facing Your Quarter Life Crisis Author Maura Sweeney, Episode 55: Making Happiness a Habit Connect With Us What is some of the…

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The Best Ways To Build Wealth With Finance Expert Dr. Roshawnna Novellus – TWTCL 062

Finance expert and author Dr. Roshawnna Novellus joins us to discuss how to build true wealth. As Dr. Novellus explains, wealth isn’t just about money. Her practical tips for living with mindfulness and being in the present moment can be applied to all areas of your life. Dr. Novellus’s experience earning more than $600,000 in scholarships to cover the costs of her four degrees will inspire you to think about the lifestyle you want, set your own personal goals, and develop a plan to achieve what you desire. In this episode you will learn: The steps you can take to start building wealth The best ways to…

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How To Make It in the Real World With Author John Vespasian – TWTCL 060

Forget the self-help tricks you’ve learned in the past and open your mind to the idea of “rational living.” Author John Vespasian talks to us about the principles of rational living and explains how making decisions based on facts can help you achieve success and happiness in your life. This idea goes against much of what you may know, but hear John out to see if it’s something you could benefit from. In this episode you will learn: What rational living is and how it can improve your life What things you can do to improve your confidence and be better able to…

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How To Pay for College With College Consultant Brad Baldridge – TWTCL 058

The cost of college is constantly rising, but with careful planning, you can get the money you need to attend college or help a loved one pay for college. Certified Financial Planner and college consultant Brad Baldridge breaks down the college planning process, covering when and how you should start planning for college, how you can reduce your out-of-pocket costs and increase your chance of getting need-based financial aid, and where you can put your college savings until it’s needed. In this episode you will learn: What a college consultant is and how these professionals help families plan and pay for college What steps prospective college students and…

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Relationships Are Everything With Author David Blake Chatfield – TWTCL 056

Author and counselor David Blake Chatfield joins us to discuss his international best-selling book Taking Control: Cracking the Code to Happiness. Relationships play a central role in the book, because they really are one of the most important things in life and have a huge impact on your happiness. If you’re in any type of relationship that doesn’t make you feel good or you’re sitting around waiting for someone to change, David has some advice for you. He tells you how to stop letting bad relationships with “friends,” family, and others drag you down and start creating healthy relationships by being a person of integrity. In…

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Lessons for Reinventing Your Career With Entrepreneur Damon J. Smith – TWTCL 054

Author and entrepreneur Damon J. Smith joins us to tell the story of how he came back from a career-ending injury as a professional athlete and went on to pursue other fulfilling career opportunities. The moral of the story is that sometimes the plan you have for your life has to change, and with the change of course, you may uncover opportunities you never even dreamed of. In this episode you will learn: How to approach figuring out your next career move. What it is like to work in Silicon Valley and how to navigate the tech hub as a minority. How to reinvent yourself in your career. Learn…

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Get the Job You Want in 2016 – TWTCL 052

Does the start of the new year have you thinking about finding a new job? Both David Jay and I recently started new jobs, and in this episode we discuss actions you can take to get the job you want in 2016. The suggested tactics have helped us advance our careers and move into new positions. If you’re interested in working for the federal government, David Jay offers job search tips and covers some of the perks of being a federal government employee. As a former consultant, I shed light on working on government contracts. In this episode you will learn: Four important things…

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Financial Planning for Millennials With Sophia Bera of Gen Y Planning – TWTCL 050

Certified Financial Planner Sophia Bera joins us to answer common questions millennials have about money and personal finance, including how to improve your financial situation and prioritize your financial goals. In this episode you will learn: What steps you can take to get your finances in order, start saving, and paying off debt. How to work with a financial planner and the common financial decisions a planner can help you with, such as how to manage your student loans, get out of credit card debt, and enroll in your company’s 401K retirement account. How and when to start saving for retirement and…

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Facing Your Quarter Life Crisis With Life Coach Christine Hassler – TWTCL 048

Many of us experience a period in our twenties and early thirties when we’re not content with where we are in life and feel stuck. Could this be a quarter life crisis? This week’s guest, author, life coach, and speaker Christine Hassler, explains what a quarter life crisis is and shares her experience going through a crisis after having a successful career in her twenties as a Hollywood agent. Christine learned a lot during her own crisis, and instead of keeping that knowledge to herself, she uses it to help young adults get through their crises. In this episode you will learn: What a quarter…

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