129 episodes

Ever wish you had your own personal Jiminy Cricket whispering in your ear, guiding you to the right path towards self-development and personal growth so you can achieve your personal and business goals? It’s easy to get swept up in the day to day and forget about once loved passions or hobbies. YOU WANNA DO WHAT?! is a personal development podcast that brings you weekly inspiration, motivation, and storytelling to help you:

Set your goals
Overcome obstacles
Change your mindset
Achieve greatness

After spending 15 years in Corporate America, host Monica Rivera realized she was drifting away from her personal bucket list goals. She realized there’s more to life than just the 9-5, and she believes in living multi-passionate life. Monica realized it was time to bring the focus back on herself to feel more fulfillment, and now she’s inspiring others to do the same.

Join Monica each week as she speaks with Olympians, television stars, men and women entrepreneurs, and regular folks, just like you and me who share their incredible stories of personal development and personal growth. Through these stories, YOU WANNA DO WHAT?! teaches you about productivity improvement, smart goal setting, and the steps you need to take to make big changes.

YOU WANNA DO WHAT?! YOU WANNA DO WHAT, Monica Rivera

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 78 Ratings

Ever wish you had your own personal Jiminy Cricket whispering in your ear, guiding you to the right path towards self-development and personal growth so you can achieve your personal and business goals? It’s easy to get swept up in the day to day and forget about once loved passions or hobbies. YOU WANNA DO WHAT?! is a personal development podcast that brings you weekly inspiration, motivation, and storytelling to help you:

Set your goals
Overcome obstacles
Change your mindset
Achieve greatness

After spending 15 years in Corporate America, host Monica Rivera realized she was drifting away from her personal bucket list goals. She realized there’s more to life than just the 9-5, and she believes in living multi-passionate life. Monica realized it was time to bring the focus back on herself to feel more fulfillment, and now she’s inspiring others to do the same.

Join Monica each week as she speaks with Olympians, television stars, men and women entrepreneurs, and regular folks, just like you and me who share their incredible stories of personal development and personal growth. Through these stories, YOU WANNA DO WHAT?! teaches you about productivity improvement, smart goal setting, and the steps you need to take to make big changes.

    YOU are where the heart is. So let's celebrate!

    YOU are where the heart is. So let's celebrate!

    I don't have to tell you that 2020 has been far from perfect. But you've made it this far, through COVID and quarantine and phased re-openings. Maybe you lost your job, or even worse, a loved one. You became besties with an app named, Zoom.

    Or maybe you don't feel like celebrating at all. That's understandable. Life wasn't meant to be lived like behind screens. You had plans. And those plans were tossed out the window. But that's why it's more important than ever before, to find your own light.

    • 9 min
    How to Make Reading a Habit (and Hobby)

    How to Make Reading a Habit (and Hobby)

    When was the last time you finished a book? You say you want to read more books — but the challenge is making reading a regular habit.

    In today's episode,

    I break down the benefits of reading (spoiler alert: there are scientific benefits to reading!),
    How to find your next great book, 
    4 ideas to help you build a solid, more consistent reading habit.

    • 15 min
    How to Start Running - Beginner Tips with The Mirnavator, Mirna Valerio

    How to Start Running - Beginner Tips with The Mirnavator, Mirna Valerio

    If you’re an aspiring beginner runner, a sometimes runner, or a wannabe runner that daydreams about running if only you had more energy, the right clothes, weighed less, more hours in your day, a plan to follow, or tips to get started, then today’s episode is a must-listen.

    Creator of the blog & Facebook group, FATGIRLRUNNING, Mirna Valerio aka The Mirnavator is our guest. Mirna is an ultramarathoner, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, & author of the book, A Beautiful Work in Progress. 

    • 36 min
    George Floyd, Anti-Racism, and Being Black in America

    George Floyd, Anti-Racism, and Being Black in America

    YOU WANNA DO WHAT?! turns 3!

    Today I invited 4 guests to tell their stories & share their experiences of being Black in America.
    We discuss:
    Reactions to George Floyd's death
    Personal stories of racism
    Collective pain of the Black community
    How to be a stronger ally and advocate in the community
    Required reading, videos, & resources to learn about systemic & institutional racism

    • 35 min
    Finding Your Next Job - 10 Tips for Job Searching

    Finding Your Next Job - 10 Tips for Job Searching

    If you're on the hunt for your next job, press play right now! I'm sharing 11 tips to find your next job. These nuggets of information & inspiration apply if you've recently been laid off or are a new graduate, across industries and job titles.

    My intention is to guide you away from your breaking point and to a place where you feel empowered. Grab a pen and paper or open up your notes app and start applying 1, 5, or all of these you can use to look for a new job.

    • 24 min
    How has 2020 Changed What Matters to YOU?

    How has 2020 Changed What Matters to YOU?

    "Do you think life will go back to normal after the pandemic?" Living in NYC, I get that question - a lot. With more than 30 million Americans filing for unemployment and deaths in the hundreds of thousands, what exactly is normal?

    In episode 124 of YOU WANNA DO WHAT?! the more important question is, What matters to you?

    • 17 min

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78 Ratings

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Inspiring and innovative

Monica has a fresh approach about working, life and pursuing her dreams. Her no nonsense approach is uplifting and innovative on my drive to work. Thank you for sharing this fantastic content.

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