I'm Monica, and I want to help you write a life story you can be proud of
I started YOU WANNA DO WHAT?! for exactly that reason.
I created and launched the weekly podcast, YOU WANNA DO WHAT?! in 2017 after deciding that NO ONE is just one thing. We are layered and complex and fickle and creative. We are full of dreams, ideas, and goals. For years I had lost sight of mine, but I'm back and I'm here to help you reconnect to the life you want.
Fun has no age limit or expiration date. Don't believe me? Just listen.
I'm Monica Rivera, a first-generation Latina from NYC who is a marketing professional by day and podcaster by passion. After 15 years in Corporate America, I was feeling stuck. I devoured self-help books and watched dozens of TED Talks looking for an answer, but every time an expert encouraged me to "follow my passion," I felt worse.
A self-proclaimed multi-potentialiate (just a fancy word for someone who has many interests), I used to think something must be wrong with me because I couldn't settle on ONE thing.
But wait, What’s the Podcast About?
We take the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" and flip it on its head! Do you remember being asked that question as a kid and feeling like you had to pick ONE thing and stick with it FOREVER?
YOU WANNA DO WHAT?! is a podcast about exploring interests - about allowing ourselves to change, choose and try - whether it’s a lifestyle, hobby, fitness transformation, career change or a bucket list item. YOU WANNA DO WHAT?! gives you permission to pursue your goals, dreams, and ‘always wanted to try’ items. It’s never too late to reinvent yourself. Arrive curious and open-minded.