Episodes

Join This Weird Thing Called Life co-hosts David Jay and Nadia as they discuss the issues that matter to millennials and young adults, including personal and professional development, personal finance, and dating and relationships. Listen to episodes for expert advice and insights from personal experiences to help you navigate and succeed in life.

 


Is What I Do Every Day Meaningful? – TWTCL 057

David Jay and Nadia are joined by recovering lawyer, Amazon best-selling author, and life/business coach Caroline Greene. Caroline talks about the challenges working parents may run into while trying to start a business and how to overcome them. She also gives steps anyone can take to find work that is fulfilling.

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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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Making Happiness a Habit With Author Maura Sweeney – TWTCL 055

David Jay and Nadia are back with author, international speaker and HuffPost contributor Maura Sweeney as she talks about getting out of your comfort zone to enhance your life and steps you can take right now to achieve personal happiness and fulfillment in life.

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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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Why You Don’t Need To Have a Normal Career – TWTCL 053

David Jay and Nadia discuss careers, or lack thereof, and give unconventional gigs or projects that you can mix and match to make your own unique career.

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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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Help! I Need a Date by Valentine’s Day! – TWTCL 051

Happy New Year! David Jay and Nadia kick off 2016 by speaking with dating coach Veronica Grant about how you can find a special someone by Valentine’s Day by dating yourself to find the right partner.

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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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Kickstarting Your Comedy Career With Comedian Chuck Roy – TWTCL 049

Think you’re funny enough to make a living out of it? David Jay and Nadia talk to comedian Chuck Roy about what it takes to be funny and how to get paid from it.

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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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