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.

Taking Control of Your Life With Author Stephanie Small – TWTCL 026

Super Sistah Stephanie Small joins me for girl talk about dating and relationships that benefits both women and men. Stephanie offers advice on what it takes to become a better woman and to rid yourself of baggage that may be preventing you from being in a successful relationship. Men looking to better understand women should take notes. David Jay and I discuss career changes and issue a challenge to those of you who want more from your career and are ready to do something about it. Dating and Relationship Advice With Author and Personal Growth Coach Stephanie Small From bad relationship to author of the Black Girl’s…

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The Upside of Marriage and Downside of Online Dating – TWTCL 024

Millennials today just aren’t as interested in marriage as previous generations, and while marriage isn’t for everyone, it does have its benefits. We discuss research that shows that you’ll experience less of a dip in happiness during your midlife years if you’re married and debate how much you should tolerate before ending a marriage. Perhaps you’re not sold on marriage, but you should hear what it takes to attract suitors on online dating sites. Find out how money, education, and looks impact your online dating potential. Viewpoint How Marriage Can Help You Have a Better Midlife Crisis One benefit of marriage…

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Regret and Envy – TWTCL 022

We’re back to basics this week talking about life matters, including regrets you have in your 20s and 30s, how social media can make you envy those you’re connected to online, and why you shouldn’t end your job search when you find a new job. We also answer a great question posed by a twentysomething to those in their thirties: do you actually know what you’re doing or do you make it up as you go? Viewpoint Regrets in Your 20s and 30s Two articles, 7 Things You Will Regret in Your 20s and 11 Things You Will Regret in Your 30s, spark a conversation about…

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Rules for Successful Dating With Relationship Expert Steve Williams – TWTCL 020

Get ready for some bold dating and relationship advice, because this week’s guest, relationship expert Steve Williams, brings it. Hear what Steve has to say about staying away from online dating, the difference between a “man” and a “male,” what it takes to be wife material, why a first date shouldn’t cost more than $2, whether there’s a best place to meet single men and women, and much more. We discuss why men are attracted to crazy women and how twerking is hard work. Interview With Relationship Expert Steve Williams Steve Williams from manradio101.com joins us this week to share his interesting perspective…

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Finding Your Purpose With Life Coach Linda Williams – TWTCL 018

Life coach and author Linda Williams, MSW, joins us to tell an inspirational story of how to overcome challenges and get unstuck in life. Linda has risen above abusive relationships, a nervous breakdown, and homelessness and gone on to excel in life, and you can do the same! This episode will prompt you to ask yourself some tough questions, encourage you to make changes in your life, and help you connect to your purpose in life. Learn more about Linda and connect with her at www.whoseapple.org. Life Lesson: Getting Over a Bad Relationship Linda answers this week’s question, how do I get over a bad relationship?, forcing you to look at…

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Young Entrepreneurs With Rob Wyant, Co-Founder of Yapper – TWTCL 016

Whether you’ve dreamed of ditching your 9 to 5 to become your own boss or you’ve never thought about being an entrepreneur, this week’s interview with Rob Wyant, co-founder and President of Yapper, will motivate you to think about starting your own business. Rob shares his experience with starting a business and building an app and offers advice to help answer this week’s question, how do I come up with a business idea? Interview With Young Entrepreneur Rob Wyant Rob Wyant, co-founder of the hyperlocal messaging app Yapper, joins us and provides insight into life as an entrepreneur. Hear how Rob and his partner use technology to solve a…

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Save Thyself – TWTCL 014

If there’s more you could be doing to accomplish the things you want in life, but for some reason you’re not making moves, listen to this episode for tips on motivating yourself. We also discuss how shacking up with a partner may end in divorce, Kanye West and his shady antics at the Grammys, and how to enjoy being single. Viewpoint The Key to Motivation Is What You Feel Not What You Know Even when we know what we need to do, we just can’t do it. Why is that? It’s more than just being lazy. We chat about this problem…

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Get Your Life – TWTCL 012

If you’ve ever wondered why you’re not where you want to be in life, the reason could be that you hold the toxic beliefs that we discuss in this episode. Use of the N-word on the fashion runway in Paris prompts a conversation about the appropriateness of the word and adoption of Black American culture by other cultures. We answer this week’s question, how do I live a happier life?, and share what we’ve done and what you can do to get to a happy place in life. Viewpoint The Toxic Beliefs That Are Preventing Your Success You can get closer…

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Making the Most of a Job You Hate – TWTCL 010

Most people don’t like their job. We’ve been there, so we’re offering advice on how to make the most of a job you don’t enjoy. We get wrapped up in current events this week, including the uproar over the movie Selma not being nominated for an Oscar and the Pope’s comments regarding the Charlie Hebdo attack. We also chat about the downside of being smart, annoying neighbors, a failed attempt to adopt the early morning riser trait of successful people, and letting go to live an easier life. Highlights Selma Gets No Love From the Academy Who knew people cared…

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New Year, New Goals, New Start – TWTCL 008

We’re ready for 2015, armed with goals to achieve. We chat about the benefits of online dating in January and Kim Kardashian transforming before our very eyes. We also discuss a topic that got David Jay banned from Wikipedia—the difference between the terms “black” and “African American”—and how use of these terms influence how a person is perceived. Take a walk down memory lane with us as we reminisce about childhood television shows. We share our thoughts on how to make a fresh start in life. Highlights Ringing in the New Year We didn’t do anything exciting to ring in…

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