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

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

Meet Maya Akai..A life traveler with intriguing and pertinent experiences. She has 15 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....... Show More

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March 4, 2021 66 min
here is a saying, as your energy goes your focus will follows. Question ,what exactly is "your" energy??? Energy could be defined as the impetus behind all of our emotional and mental activities. It can be positive or negative. It can be created and destroyed in exchanges with others and influenced by environments and situations. Understanding the flow of your energy is paramount when putting in the work of getting to that ...
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Happiness is something we all have set in our eyesight.. But what does it really entail and how does it actually play out in our daily lives? Happiness is defined as “ a state of well-being and contentment”. It is contextualized in mental or emotional states that encompass positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to joy. Yet there is an enigma to it? Mysterious, puzzling, or difficult dimensions that do not always s...
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We all have causes we are passionate about. No matter if the focus is political, social or cultural, we seek balance or justice to improve the lives of ourselves or others. This is advocacy, “support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy”. Advocacy is often directed by our moral compass or the core values that drive the choices we make in many of our everyday life actions and decisions. Yet self advocacy, “the acti...
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We all have tendencies to look past things, ignored red flags or fall into a pattern of repetitious unrewarding behavior. Often these behaviors or decisions are unconscious, or are they? Have you found that you keep finding yourself in the same situations with different people, on a bad financial carousel that never seems to stop or on an emotional roller coaster that ends up in the same place when the ride is over? Well, good news...
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Thinking big is a social and cultural norm. We are taught to think often beyond today and plan for tomorrow. Yet there is a danger in thinking and planning ahead, you can miss being in the moment. Being in the moment can be rewarding , uncomfortable or confusing; all the more reason to be present and accountable for what and who we are at that time . In Episode #27 of M.A.Y.A, we will discuss the importance of being present in the...
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Build it and they will come...Seek and you shall find. Well known sayings that indirectly points to one very important variable to accomplish the desired outcome, your purpose. Knowing and understanding your purpose is one of the many keys that will help you to unlock one of the many dimensions that comprise the best version of you. Whether you have no idea where you really want to go, do or be or have become disconnected from w...
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January 20, 2021 69 min
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day “To hear I have a dream” ..yet here we are looking at the dream that has only become a partial reality... and WHY because of hate, fear and privilege. Join me tonight for an impromptu conversation with Coach Lance C. Irvin and Jason Palmer about the MLK Dream vs. Reality

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So often we put the needs, wants, desires and demands of others ahead of our own. More often than not, it is unconscious and a pattern of behavior we have normalized; and others have come to expect it. We hear words like giver, unselfish and sacrifice often associated with this behavior but rarely surrender. Surrender?? yes surrendering your wants, needs and desire to appease and accommodate healthy and unhealthy relationship dyna...
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Welcome to the first Episode of M.A.Y.A. My Ambition Your Ambition of 2021. We are kicking of the new year with addressing how to deal with challenge and change, specifically starting with an evaluation of the ever so important Comfort Zone . The Comfort zone is the construct that encompasses psychological, emotional, and behavioral domains that exist to create familiarity and feelings of security. Ultimately “your” comfort zone c...
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This is the final thought show for 2020.. and it is par for the course to talk about challenge and change. This show will set up the first show of 2021 that will be about the purpose and dangers of "The Comfort Zone". Join me for Episode# 23 to talk about how 2020 has tested and transformed many of our lives. We will reflect on the emotional, mental, financial, spiritual and physical changes many of us have experienced t...
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Negative and positive thinking is directly impacted by our past and present experiences. People, places and things forge our memories and become the framework of how we perceive things and development our perception on what is going on in our lives. Let's take a step back and look at how we focus our thinking on situations from the context and meaning we assign to them...Let's reflect on your attitude and habits in thinkin...
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Striking balance in relationships is often complicated and frustrating. Part of working toward balance is understanding what is necessary to achieve them. Equality and Equity are two relationship elements you should get familiar with. Though, these two words are often used interchangeably in defining things or considered to be synonymous, they are not. Join Maya in Episode #21 to understand the importance of equality and equity in...
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The holiday season is upon us, but it is unlike any other holiday we have ever experienced. This season, many people are struggling to a make it and now they have the added stress of trying to meet the expectation of the biggest holiday of the year. Question??? Have you taken the time to stop and really consider how 2020 has changed, re-arranged or impacted your life? If not, now is the time to start and a conversation about money...
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We have different types of relationships in our lives. Personal relationships, encompasses , family, friends and significant others. Professional relationships, involve peers, bosses, maybe people you manage or do business with. Whatever the relationship it is important to make sure you understand the dynamics of each and how they impact you on mental, emotional, physical, financial and spiritual levels. As you work towards the bes...
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So often we can identify the issues that others are dealing with, but how do you process it in your frame of reference? Do you connect on any level with other people's pain and if so Why?, How ? and What do you do with your understanding. In Episode #18 we will explore the emotions of apathy, sympathy and empathy and how the more emotional in touch you are with yourself the greater your emotional intelligence, the ability to...
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These are two words that deal with the way we perceive, understand and interpret things. Although these two words are often thought to be synonymous, be careful in using them interchangeably. Perception basically refers to the way we THINK about or UNDERSTAND someone or something. Perspective is the way we REGARD something or our point of view (POV). How you choose to use each of these during challenging times or important decisio...
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When you learn how to prioritize your life, you can focus with intention on what matters and accomplish your most important goals and become or grow closer to being the better version of yourself. A key to prioritizing and unlocking the best version of yourself is having a clear understanding of what matters you and why. In short , clearly understanding, defining and committing to your core values. In this episode (16) we will be...
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Self-Esteem is the cornerstone of how we feel about ourselves and interact with others. Self-esteem is predicated on early life experiences and continued engagement on social and cultural levels. Have would you rate your self-esteem? Do you feel it waivers at time? Self-Esteem is not fixed and can evolve as we progress through the life-span. Let's talk about self-esteem, the struggles we may encounter, ways to be mindful of...
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We so often allow ourselves to be consumed by our emotions. Why is that?? In this Episode of M.A.Y.A: MY Ambition Your Ambition, we will discuss the importance of being mindful of your focus because it is the engine that drives your vehicle of emotions.
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College is one of the most important times of a young adult's life. The transition from a parental guided life to independence can be exciting and at the same time, overwhelming.

Part Three: The Freshmen Financial Challenge, dives into the financial mistakes that many college freshmen make. It is common knowledge that financial literacy is often not placed in a into a position of importance , yet a lack of understanding how mo...
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