070: Do one thing that’s completely different, Monica Rivera, You Wanna Do What?! the Podcast

070: Do one thing that’s completely different, Monica Rivera, You Wanna Do What?! the Podcast

“But everyone keeps saying just find your passion — find that one thing and follow your bliss and I thought well… I have a bunch of passions, so which passion are we talking about? And that’s why I kept feeling really stuck in that decision of needing to pick one thing.” ~Monica Rivera


I’m obsessed with podcasts and I always want MORE so there’s this thing I do once a week in the She Podcasts Facebook Group on Wednesdays. I scroll through a VERY long thread of new podcast episodes by other women podcasters and pick a few I’ve never heard of to check out.

Most of the time, I decide they’re not for me but every once in a while, a show really stands out and I fall in love.

That’s what happened with Monica’s podcast: You Wanna Do What?!

When I first heard it, I thought, “I want to to be friends with this woman.”

Her show feels so motivating without feeling coachy or preachy or overwhelming. And I’m so happy to be getting to know her and introduce her to you!

2 stories that stand out in this interview:

1) How Monica got into podcasting

2) How she was inspired by her grandmother not to wait to try new things

Listen to Monica’s podcast You Wanna Do What?!
I love episode 045: Are You Really Living? 

“I am comparing myself to myself… what I think I should be doing versus what I am doing, which I think is the worst kind because you’re with yourself all the time. So you’re constantly almost at war if you let yourself be.” ~Monica Rivera

Connect with Monica





“And some days honestly, I just have to sit in that space and let me feel it and just kind of go through it of kind of beating myself up a little bit and then the next day hoping that it gets better, but I never try to force myself out of something that I’m feeling.” ~Monica Rivera

Resources & Links

Podcast Movement 2018
(I’m speaking there Wednesday @ 11am!!!)

Power Your Story Podcast
(This is what my talk is about.)

My podcast about craft of podcasting Podcast Envy
The Creative Impostor Magic page – Get a special gift from Andrea here.

Connect with Andrea

InstagramPodcast Envy: Podcast Launch, Craft & Coaching Services
Chicago Women’s Creative Collective

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About Monica Rivera

Monica Rivera is a first-generation Latina from NYC who is a marketing professional by day and podcaster by passion. She is the Creator & Host of You Wanna Do What?! The Podcast.

Her signature approach gives professionals, parents– and everyone in between– permission to pursue their personal goals and check off their bucket list items through interviews with extraordinary guests, relatable personal stories, and practical solutions.

Monica has been featured on websites such as Thrive Global and Like a Boss Girls. 

This episode was NOT mixed by Edwin R. Ruiz of Mondo Machine.
The Creative Impostor theme music was created by JoVia Armstrong.

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