WHO ARE YOU??? This question can arise when you’re not living as your authentic self. What most people don’t know is that your authentic self is completely different from YOUR best self. The Best self is that version of you that societal and cultural norms often encourages you to be. Striving for greatness often leads to your best self but can leave your authentic self marginalized or fully edited out of being the best version of yourself. This episode tackles not omitting too much of your authentic self is and realizing there is a time and place for being you! Knowing when to be your best self and when to let your authentic self shines through is a dedicated effort focused on understanding you. This episode we explore the multi facets of your personality and knowing when to let your authentic self shine at the right times.
It is the last show of the year!!! What better way to end it then opening up the virtual mailbag.. I have three letters to share and I feel each correspondence will resonate with every listener on some level. Might be, been there, done that not going back. Might be, damn I’m there right now or could be you know someone that has a similar circumstance going on. Either way let’s open up the M.A.Y.A. Virtual Mail bag and get the conversation going
Saying NO has a stigma tied to it. NO is a negative, bad , an awful thing to say or hear. Let’s challenge that way of thinking, actuality the word NO simply affirms the answers to a question. What gives the word NO a negative connotation is the essence of the question or precisely, what is the desired answering to the question. If it is not yes, then it is bad!!! In this episode we will focus on what saying NO means, understanding why you are not saying yes and how this is based in giving NO purpose and with that purpose comes power.
Living your truth is the process of aligning your core values with your everyday actions, words and thoughts. The essence of the idea of truth is that it is the quality or state of being true which means it is not based loosely on fact but solid in principle and more importantly it is in the moment aka it is real aka reality. When you find yourself living outside of what you know to be your core values, morals, or ethics; it is imperative that you understand why? Ask yourself, is it because you do not have a compass that points you in the right direction? Is someone or something pointing or pulling you in the wrong direction? When you seek the answers to these questions, you will discover why you may not be living the life you were intended or want to live.
Self- Motivation is easier said than done. So many factors and circumstances play into when we are at our best or worst and how we can focus on the task at hand, goals and even manifesting our dreams. Self-Motivation is what propels us forward or can leave us dead in the water. Understanding the role it plays in your everyday life and long term goals as part your internal mental workings along with self advocacy and emotional intelligence is paramount. Let’s get real and talk about Self-Motivation
We wear many hats in our daily lives. We go to work and we are are co-workers, and bosses. In our personal lives, we are husbands, wives, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, aunts uncles and friends. We take on many roles on our life stage, and each is important with unique expectations and needs. Part of being the best version of yourself is understanding these roles and living your daily life with purpose and intention when you step into them. In M.A.Y.A. Episode #56 we will explore these roles, discuss how they are different but should work together to enhance and maintain the best version of YOU!!!
It’s time to open up the The M.A.Y.A. Virtual Mailbag and get in touch with what the listeners are thinking about!!! The Virtual Letters featured will include topics such as, “Struggling to detox a toxic relationship” to turning “Getting into your feelings” into an exercise to improve your mental and emotional health…This episode will also address hidden mental tools that you need to be aware of and use as you keep working toward that best version of YOU!!!!
Success is what we seek in every aspect of our lives. Having successful academic accomplishments, careers, relationship and other personal experiences. Yet success does not come without setbacks and obstacles; these usually come in emotional experiences, feelings of failure or disappointments. These feeling feelings of failure or disappointments, despite the inconvenience, discomfort, fear or pain they may bring each has a purpose. In Episode #54 of M.A.Y.A., Re-Purposing Failure and Disappointment we will discuss the purpose of failure and disappointment and how to re-purpose them to get you back on track with working toward the successes you seek to attain.
M.A.Y.A. Episode #53 has been in the works for several episodes, it is time to talk about the Objectivity IQ. Objectivity, next to your Emotional Intelligence aka EI, is one of the most important resources in your M.A.Y.A. Toolbox. In fact, your ability to be objective helps you to grow and improve your Emotional Intelligence. This episode will discuss what objectivity is, how it should be used and how to gauge where you are in utilizing it properly (the Objectivity IQ) as a tool to help you continue to work towards being the best version of yourself every!!!
For Episode #52!!! we are opening up the mailbag again for several virtual letters from listeners to dive into their thoughts and reflections on past episodes or burning questions. This episodes features questions regarding, Feeling Challenged with honesty? and How to deal with Criticism? Tune into Episode #52 for letters from The M.A.Y.A. Virtual Mailbag!!!!