M.A.Y.A: My Ambition Your Ambition

M.A.Y.A: My Ambition Your Ambition

Meet Maya Akai, MA, LPC, CADC is a life traveler with intriguing and pertinent experiences. She has 20+years of professional experience in mental health coupled with broadcasting, social services, education and addictions studies. Maya's personal and professional endeavors provide her with profound insight and empathy on many social, emotional and mental levels. Prepare for honest, salient and open conversations Welcome to the podcast that covers salient topics from a fresh and forward thinking perspective. MAYA: My Ambition Your Ambition, pulls back the veil of self doubt and sabotage that plagues so many of us in life; to help identify ambitions and harness motivation to help yield satisfaction and success in our daily lives....

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May 26, 2022 68 min
Mental Wellness aka Health is the engine that drives your daily life. From the moment you wake even when you are sleep your mind is working. It is processing your day, week, the month… hell your life. Mental wellness is where your thoughts and emotions are created then manifest into behaviors and actions. This in essence means every aspect of your life is influenced and impacted by your mental wellness. In Episode 63: Let’s Talk ab...
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In the 9th episode of SITTY with Tex Wambui, you will hear from yours truly, Maya Akai. I shared my experiences, and journey on the importance of Stay In True To Yourself (SITTY). Learn more about SITTY at https://www.staytrue2yourself.com/ and Checkout more SITTY discussion like this on Spotify, Apple and Google Podcast platforms
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Life is full of ups and downs, and often we remember and focus more on the adversity than the success. Whatever, crazy, hard, upside down, insanely ridiculous or inconvenient ball life throws at you, how you look at it will determine how you manage it. Learning to manage the storms of life is a life skill we are not often taught but can learn. In M.A.Y.A. EPISODE #62: FINDING PEACE IN THE STORMS OF LIFE we will explore how to fo...
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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 ...
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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 g...
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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, understa...
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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...
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elf- 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 intell...
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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 s...
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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...
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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....
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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 uti...
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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!!!!
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This is an important tool box episode. On every episode of M.A.Y.A. , My Ambition Your Ambition, we focus on placing an important tools into YOUR M.A.Y.A Toolbox. Every show, we focus on those key domains, emotional, mental, physical, professional, social and spiritual realms that are an integral part of navigating your daily life. This episode we are focusing on honest (truth) with yourself.and it is coming a day early, LIVE fr...
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This is a show milestone, Episode #50!!! What better way to commemorate the moment then making it all about the listeners!! Tune into M.A.Y.A. Episode #50: Special Delivery, The M.A.Y.A. Virtual Mailbag ,when we open up several virtual letters from listeners to dive into their thoughts and reflections on past episodes. We will open up letters that have burning questions; from the Listener fighting her "Gemini Nature" to ...
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All relationships are not created equal. Every relationship has it own unique place and time of origin, purpose and even function. The level of energy, focus and time applied to a relationship is related to the value the relationship has to the respective people in involved. Many factors are integral in how we perceive the value of a relationship. Some of these factors include; time spent and the duration of a relationship, emoti...
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pologies are complicated, mainly because how we think, or feel often are not congruent with the situation that elicited them. Apologies involve complex emotions, such as anger, guilt, shame and sometimes fear. No matter which emotion is driving your thoughts and behaviors it often makes stepping up and being accountable difficult. Tune into M.A.Y.A. Episode # 48: Understanding the Art of The Apology to explore the apology process. ...
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Part of the working on and managing the best version of you is putting tools into your toolbox that will help you to identify when people are working against your best interests. Gaslighting is something we are often aware of and probably have experienced, but never put a name to the disregard and disrespect that it is. Gaslighting is a type of psychological abuse or sabotage that a person tries to inflict or engage another person...
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Let's have a candid conversation about positivity. We all want to get our mind, emotions and action in a space that is positive.. even when the circumstances or situation is presenting itself otherwise. Understanding how to navigate compromising emotional states is an important tool to have in your M.A.Y.A Toolbox. Tune into Episode #46 as we discuss the underbelly of positive thinking aka as Toxic Positivity. Toxic positivit...
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So often we think of a "brand" as a professional concept...The overall marketing of a product, service or company image. Have you ever stopped to think of the idea of a brand as being a personal concept? We often build our "personal" brand without a second thought....until now. Tune into M.A.Y.A: Episode #45 Building the Brand that is "YOU" as we discussed what is a personal brand? And what does your brand ...
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