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12/31/15 Another Beginning

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Another year is over, which means it’s the season for reflecting. Instead of looking back in regret or disappointment, take a moment to consider all that you’ve done and learned–and the exciting part of continuing into 2016. Happy new year!

9/30/15 “I Am”

Finally (or unfortunately?), some one-on-one time. Brenda catches you up on self-employed life thus far, then shares her ideas about self-identity vs. career after college. What would you say when you begin the statement, “I am”? Do you use the word “aspiring” too much? Time to rethink and re-approach how you identify yourself to the world.

7/22/15 Jenny Yang

Photo by Jim Selda, NBC News
Photo by Jim Selda, NBC News

Brenda sits with Jenny Yang: comedian and writer, producer of Dis/orient/ed Comedy, co-host of Angry Asian America, and all-around badass. Jenny shares some experiences from her youth that helped shape the person she is today, the quarter-life crisis that she muscled through leading up to a career transition, and what it really means to be an artist.

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6/30/15 Dealing with Negativity

Fight those demons!
Fight those demons!

Brenda shares her experience of two types of negative people in the world, and gives advice on how to handle them–so you don’t become one yourself. Also having made the leap to self-employment, she encourages you to no longer be afraid!

03/30/15 Edricdale Silla

Edricdale Silla, photo courtesy of Classy Deer
Edricdale Silla, photo courtesy of Classy Deer Productions

Brenda sits down with friend and former classmate, Edricdale Silla and catch up on life since graduation. They remember the days of art classes, and how exactly did Edric find his passion for film, editing, and most importantly, storytelling (those days of online RPing!). He shares his personal experiences of an unhappy job, the physical toll it had on him, the incredible turnaround that followed after, and some blunt but invaluable advice he has for twenty-somethings (and up!).

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02/05/15 The Dark Side of Unemployment

Two episodes ago, Brenda talked about the Value of Unemployment, highlighting the unmentioned benefits to being unemployed for a time. Today’s episode, she explores the not-so-happy stuff, and the common feelings of dejection and poor self-worth one has when searching for work. But with every dark tunnel comes a light at the end!

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12/31/14 End of the Year Wrap-Up

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Just as she did a year ago, Brenda looks back at the past year, and gives a little instruction on what to take from your own 2014 events. How much has changed for you since the year has started? And how awesome do you want to make 2015? Happy new year everyone!

11/21/14 The Value of Unemployment

Brenda gives a quick spiel about the changing value of unemployment, the doors that unemployment can do for someone, and motivating yourself to follow your dreams. DO IT!

10/30/14 What is Passion?

This week’s episode is all about PASSION! We say that word over and over, but what does it really entail? Brenda does a breakdown of how she came about her idea of different levels of passion: admiration, passion, and TRUE passion, in the form of obsession. Also, an important discussion of inspiration vs. motivation. Stay inspired!

10/16/14 Cultural Burden

Imagine some heavy weights on me or something.
Imagine some invisible weights on me or something.

Today’s episode covers Brenda’s perspective on being a 2nd generation immigrant, and what it feels to bear a cultural / child of immigrants’ burden, especially in today’s society. Hopefully this sheds some light on the subject and lifts the weight off the shoulders of some people!