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.

Your Life, Your Way: Create the Life You Want With Life Coach Kelli Cooper – TWTCL 046

Life coach Kelli Cooper shares her story of successes and failures on the road to living life travelling the world while making a living and helping others with their personal development. Through Kelli’s story and her advice for creating the life you want, you’ll see that there’s no reason not to be living life on your own terms. As Kelli advises, don’t let your past and present dictate what’s possible for your future. It’s time to take control and start moving your life in the direction you want it to go. In this episode you will learn: Why it’s important to surround…

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Champion in the Making With Accountability Coach Anthony Witt – TWTCL 044

Sometimes you need to be reminded that you have the potential to do anything you want, and Accountability Coach Anthony Witt joins us to do just that. This episode will help you get on the path to living a purposeful life if you’re willing to take action and be accountable. Anthony’s simple exercise for finding your purpose in life and advice on staying motivated and not letting your personal circumstances define you is exactly what you need to hear to get to the next level. In this episode you will learn: How to find your true calling in life How to…

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Learning From Life Lessons – TWTCL 042

What’s one of the biggest life lessons you learned that you think is important for young adults to learn? We have been asking this question to guests on this This Weird Thing Called Life since episode 23. This week I dive into the show archives to bring you life lessons from our top 10 most downloaded interviews where guests answered the life lesson question. The hope is that these lessons will remind you of what is important in life, motivate you to take action, and help you avoid learning some of them the hard way. In this episode you will hear life lessons from the…

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Finding Your Voice With Vocal Empowerment Coach Kimberly Harrison – TWTCL 040

Vocal empowerment and self-confidence coach Kimberly Harrison joins us to talk about the importance of finding your unique voice. Your voice can impact your life in many ways—from how people perceive you to how you feel about yourself. When you improve your voice, you will find that your self-confidence and other areas of your life improve too. In this episode you will learn: How a vocal coach can help you find your voice How to recover when you stumble while speaking in front of others How your voice can affect your life Why finding your unique voice is important How to…

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Hustle Harder With Entrepreneur Ross Simmonds – TWTCL 038

Entrepreneur Ross Simmonds joins us to talk about ways you can earn money outside of your main job with a side hustle. Ross tells the story of how he made the switch from working a 9 to 5 job to being self-employed in his twenties and what prompted him to do so. Currently running three companies, Ross proves that working for yourself is a goal you can achieve, and starting a side hustle is the perfect way to get your feet wet as an entrepreneur. You don’t have to be the next Google or Apple, but if you can figure out what you have to offer that people…

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The Mind Reader in You With Mentalist Carl Christman – TWTCL 036

Psychology meets a bit of magic as mentalist Carl Christman teaches you how to read minds, or to put it more accurately, use nonverbal communication to your advantage. By paying attention to nonverbal cues and body language, you can influence people, spot a liar, leave people with a better impression of you, improve your dating life, and genuinely connect with others. In this episode you will learn: Persuasion techniques you can use to get what you want How to improve your ability to read and connect with people Easy ways to improve your communications skills Nonverbal cues you should avoid doing Learn more about Carl at carlchristman.com,…

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Change Your Reality With Psychic Lyndsey Paul – TWTCL 034

The multi-talented Lyndsey Paul joins us to talk about many things, including how you influence your own reality and how you can bring positivity into your life. We tap into Lyndsey’s abilities to find out who we were in our past lives and what changes we can expect in our lives in the next year. David Jay inquires about astral projection, the afterlife, and major events we should all be concerned about over the next 5 years. He also opens up about an experience he had that he has never told anyone. In this episode you will learn: How the way you think influences your reality and how you experience the world…

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Live the Life That Makes You Happy With Advice Columnist & Counselor Shuntai Beaugard – TWTCL 032

Advice columnist and counselor Shuntai Beaugard spends much of her time advising people on how to live their best life and aligning people with their true destiny. This week Shuntai joins me to teach you how to live a life you love. Shuntai shares how journaling during a difficult time in her life led her to write a book that helps women deal with adversities and gives her opinion on trending topics, including Rachel Dolezal’s cultural misidentity and free range and single parenting. If there are two things you’ll take away from this episode, they are that you should always be your authentic self and that you are…

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How to Network Effectively With Networking Coach Michelle Ngome – TWTCL 030

Networking coach Michelle Ngome joins us to discuss a skill that can make a huge difference in your career—strategic networking. If you’re not connecting with new people, you’re missing out on opportunities to build relationships that can help advance your career or business endeavors. Michelle not only offers networking tips, but also shares the story of how and why she started her own business. Here’s what you will learn: How networking can help you reach your career goals The best ways to build a network How to start and end a conversation when meeting someone new How to network if you’re an introvert How to maintain relationships…

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Playing the Career Game – TWTCL 028

We discuss accusations that Jay-Z played the race card to promote his new business venture. We share personal finance lessons we have learned over time and money management tips that have worked for us and may work for you too. We also discuss the burden of being a top performer at work and when to think about leaving your job. Viewpoint Did Jay-Z Play the Race Card? Jay-Z is under fire for lyrics that call out victims of police brutality for reasons that people don’t like. Is it a poor excuse to promote his new business venture or are people just overanalyzing his lyrics? We discuss…

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