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Co-hosts David Jay and Nadia share their perspectives on navigating through adulthood. Tune in each week as they examine life and talk about current events, personal and professional development, dating and relationships, finance, and more. You’ll leave with insights, life hacks, and lessons to help you thrive in this weird thing called life.

Co-hosts David Jay and Nadia share their perspectives on navigating through adulthood. Tune in each week as they examine life and talk about current events, personal and professional development, dating and relationships, finance, and more. You’ll leave with insights, life hacks, and lessons to help you thrive in this weird thing called life.
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Co-hosts David Jay and Nadia share their perspectives on navigating through adulthood. Tune in each week as they examine life and talk about current events, personal and professional development, dating and relationships, finance, and more. You’ll leave with insights, life hacks, and lessons to help you thrive in this weird thing called life.

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Episodes

Starting Over in a New Country With Entrepreneur Jeanna Barrett (Farewell Episode) – TWTCL 067

8/30/2016
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David Jay and Nadia have had a great run, but THIS IS IT! Jeanna Barrett joins the final episode of This Weird Thing Called Life to talk about dropping it all and starting over with a remote business outside the United States. Her bold move went viral and became an inspiration for us all. To learn more about Jeanna and her strategy agency First Page, visit www.firstpagestrategy.com. Also, check out Jeanna's Fast Company article, How I Left a 12-Year Career in Silicon Valley To Work on a...

Duration:00:24:16

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

8/9/2016
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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...

Duration:00:35:13

How To Become a Serial Specialist – TWTCL 065

7/27/2016
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Guest Miles Anthony Smith talks about why traditional career advice is outdated for generation X, Y and Z. Miles talks about why it's better to become a serial specialist for job security. The post How To Become a Serial Specialist – TWTCL 065 appeared first on This Weird Thing Called Life.

Duration:00:22:04

The Road to Self-Improvement – TWTCL 064

7/12/2016
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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...

Duration:00:17:43

5 Laws of P.O.W.E.R. – TWTCL 063

6/29/2016
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David Jay and Nadia talk to Dré Cleveland. We discuss her P.O.W.E.R. Principles and her book "The Power Players Guide to Playing Powerfully in the Game of Life." The post 5 Laws of P.O.W.E.R. – TWTCL 063 appeared first on This Weird Thing Called Life.

Duration:00:42:54

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

6/7/2016
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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...

Duration:00:19:38

How To Stop Negative Self-Talk – TWTCL 061

5/24/2016
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David Jay and Nadia talk with Emily Filloramo, author of the book "How to Permanently Erase Negative Self-Talk: So You Can Be Extraordinary." The post How To Stop Negative Self-Talk – TWTCL 061 appeared first on This Weird Thing Called Life.

Duration:00:35:31

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

5/10/2016
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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...

Duration:00:17:52

Millennials vs. the World – TWTCL 059

4/27/2016
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David Jay and Nadia speak with CEO and communications specialist Lee Caraher. Lee is the author of Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making It Work at Work. She gives some of the common misconceptions about millennials in the workplace. The post Millennials vs. the World – TWTCL 059 appeared first on This Weird Thing Called Life.

Duration:00:33:35

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

4/12/2016
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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...

Duration:00:31:59

Is What I Do Every Day Meaningful? – TWTCL 057

3/31/2016
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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. The post Is What I Do Every Day Meaningful? – TWTCL 057 appeared first on This Weird Thing Called Life.

Duration:00:24:55

Relationships Are Everything With Author David Blake Chatfield – TWTCL 056

3/15/2016
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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...

Duration:00:17:38

Making Happiness a Habit With Author Maura Sweeney – TWTCL 055

3/1/2016
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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. The post Making Happiness a Habit With Author Maura Sweeney – TWTCL 055 appeared first on This Weird Thing Called Life.

Duration:00:25:50

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

2/16/2016
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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...

Duration:00:28:09

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

2/3/2016
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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. The post Why You Don’t Need To Have a Normal Career – TWTCL 053 appeared first on This Weird Thing Called Life.

Duration:00:21:29

Get the Job You Want in 2016 – TWTCL 052

1/19/2016
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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...

Duration:00:32:06

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

1/5/2016
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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. The post Help! I Need a Date by Valentine’s Day! – TWTCL 051 appeared first on This Weird Thing Called Life.

Duration:00:35:23

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

12/22/2015
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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...

Duration:00:31:55

Kickstarting Your Comedy Career With Comedian Chuck Roy – TWTCL 049

12/8/2015
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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. The post Kickstarting Your Comedy Career With Comedian Chuck Roy – TWTCL 049 appeared first on This Weird Thing Called Life.

Duration:00:41:05

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

11/24/2015
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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,...

Duration:00:28:51